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Caribbean Grill Basket Scallops

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 2 servings
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Add something flavorful to your family's Caribbean cuisine dinner night! Serve grilled scallops brushed with butter mixture that are ready in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter, melted
2
tablespoons fresh orange juice
1
teaspoon Caribbean or Jamaican jerk seasoning
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1
lb. (13 to 16) fresh sea scallops, drained

Steps

  • 1 Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except scallops; mix well. Add scallops; toss to coat.
  • 2 When ready to grill, with slotted spoon, place scallops in grill basket; reserve butter mixture. Place basket on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 3 to 8 minutes or until scallops turn opaque, turning and brushing twice with butter mixture. Discard any remaining butter mixture.
  • 1 Heat grill. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except scallops; mix well. Add scallops; toss to coat.
  • 2 When ready to grill, with slotted spoon, place scallops in grill basket; reserve butter mixture. Place basket on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 3 to 8 minutes or until scallops turn opaque, turning and brushing twice with butter mixture. Discard any remaining butter mixture.

Expert Tips

Grill baskets make it easy to turn or mix foods, and they keep smaller foods from slipping through the grill grate. A sheet of double heavy-duty foil, poked with several holes, performs the same function.

For Caribbean Grill Basket Shrimp, use 1 1/2 pounds of peeled and deveined large shrimp in place of the scallops. Cook the shrimp just until they turn pink.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
38g
38%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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