Skewered scallops

Skewered scallops

  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 3 min
  • Total: 23 min
  • Serving: 6 People

From Fish: Recipes From The Sea (Phaidon Press, March 2012, $45)


  • Juice of 2 limes, strained
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 24 scallops, shucked and cleaned
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Pour the lime juice into a shallow dish, season with salt and pepper, add the garlic and scallops and let marinate in a cool place for 10 minutes.
  2. Peel the bell peppers with a vegetable peeler, remove the seeds and chop into 24 pieces.
  3. Preheat the grill (broiler).
  4. Drain the scallops and thread 4 onto each of 6 skewers, alternating with the chunks of red and green bell peppers. Brush with oil and grill (broil) for 1-1/2 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper, transfer to a serving dish and serve.


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