Scallop Recipe Ideas: The Skewer



The sweet, tasty and mineral-rich flavor of scallops pairs perfectly with radicchio and red onion.  Scallops are a nutrient powerhouse, containing valuable sources of Vitamins B12, phosphorus, protein, selenium (a valuable antioxidant associated with anti-aging benefits), zinc and magnesium.  Enjoy this perfect scallop recipe idea for your next meal or wow guests at your next barbecue!

Start to finish: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Skill level: Moderately Easy

Things Needed

1 pound fresh or frozen scallops, thawed
1 head radicchio
1 medium red onion
Olive oil
Sea salt & pepper
Step 1

Heat barbecue to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Soak scallops in water for 10 minutes to remove any sand.

Step 3

Tear off individual leaves of radicchio and set aside.

Step 4

Remove the outer skin of red onion and cut in half. Cut the onion into small chunks and set aside.

Step 5

Begin assembly of the skewers. Layer a chunk of onion, then a radicchio leaf, then a scallop. Repeat until skewer is full.

Step 6

Lightly coat with olive oil, sea salt and pepper.

Step 7

Cook the skewers on medium-high heat for approximately 8 to 12 minutes. The radicchio and onion should be lightly charred.

Step 8

Drizzle some more fresh olive oil on top and serve immediately.

Tips & Warnings

Nutritional Data
Serving: 1 skewer
Calories: 123
Total fat: 4.5g
Saturated fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Sodium: 385mg
Total carbohydrate: 5.6g
Dietary fiber: 1.0g
Sugars: 1.2g
Protein: 15.5g
Posted By Complete Nutrition and Stella Metsovas on July 16, 2013
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