By Mayo Clinic Staff
Broiled scallops with sweet lime sauce

Dietitian's tip:

Instead of covering the scallops with a heavy sauce, this recipe calls for broiling them in honey and lime juice.

Number of servings

Serves 4
  1. Weight management
  2. Low-fiber
  3. Diabetes meal plan
  4. Gluten-free


  1. 4 tablespoons honey
  2. 2 tablespoons lime juice
  3. 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  4. 1 pound bay or sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
  5. 2 teaspoons grated lime peel
  6. 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges


Heat 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 the 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

Serving size: About 4 ounces

  • Calories 185
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Trans fat Trace
  • Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol 27 mg
  • Sodium 445 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 mg
  • Added sugars 17 g
  • Protein 14 g
Aug. 20, 2015