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Recipes for Low Carb Living: Grilled Scallops

Add some healthy sea food to your diet with our newest recipe for Grilled Scallops. Scallops are shellfish that are commonly harvested from the sea. They are low in calories and full of healthy nutrients.

Although they're low in fat they are high in cholesterol with about 30-50mg per 3.5oz serving. They are also very high in protein, with about 16 to 23 grams per serving. It's also a great source of ironand calcium. 

Pro-Tip: Scallops should be cooked quickly and careful to maintain a good texture.

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Grilled Scallops

 

Ingredients:

  • 20 to 25 large scallops (about 3 pounds)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper  

Preparation:

  • Pat dry each scallop and lay them on a tray. Sprinkle on some olive oil, coating scallops on all sides. Season the scallops with salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper, making sure that the seasoning covers all sides. Refrigerate until ready to cook. 
  • Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.   

Nutritional Information: (For each of five servings)

  • 7 gm carbohydrates
  • 0 gm Fiber 
  • 46 gm protein
  • 15 gm Total Fat
  • 360 calories 
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