By Mayo Clinic Staff
Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

Dietitian's tip:

Rather than creating a fatty lime sauce, this modified recipe coats the scallops in honey and lime juice and gently broils them.

Number of servings

Serves 4


    4 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
    1 pound bay or sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
    2 teaspoons grated lime peel
    1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


Preheat the broiler. Position the rack 4 inches from the heat source. Cover a broiler pan or cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Spray generously with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, lime juice and oil. Add the scallops and toss gently to coat with the honey mixture.

Arrange the scallops in a single layer on the prepared broiler pan or baking sheet. Broil until opaque throughout when tested with a tip of a knife, about 5 minutes. Turn the scallops over and broil for another minute.

Divide the scallops onto 4 warmed plates. Pour any juices from the broiler pan or baking sheet over the scallops. Sprinkle with grated lime peel and serve with a lime wedge.

Nutritional analysis per serving

  • Total fat 4 g
  • Calories 199
  • Protein 19 g
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Sodium 184 mg
Oct. 01, 2009