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Garlic Grilled Scallops


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  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound sea scallops
  • 4 cups large mushroom caps
  • 3 medium bell peppers, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 3 medium green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch squares
  • 2 large red onions, cut into 1 inch squares


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

In a shallow dish, combine lemon juice, wine, garlic, bay leave, lemon peel, and pepper. Mix well. Reserve 2 Tbsp of mixture. Add scallops to dish, toss to coat. Cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Step 2

Heat a grill or broiler. Spray grill rack with cooking spray.

Step 3

Remove scallops from marinade. Discard mixture in dish. Using six 12 inch metal skewers, alternately thread scallops, mushrooms, bell peppers and onion. Place kebabs on grill rack or pan.

Step 4

Grill or broil 6 inches from heat, turning occasionally and basting with reserved lemon mixture, until scallops are cooked through and vegetables are lightly browned, about 7 to 8 minutes. Serve immediately.


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