Grilled Scallop "Ceviche"

60 mins (prep 30)
11 ingredients
makes 6 (first course) servings
Though it's not a true ceviche, since the scallops are already cooked when they hit the marinade, the classic combination of refreshing citrus acid from orange and lime juice, heat from jalapeño, crunch from cucumber, and sweetness from the scallops themselves becomes even more intriguing with the added layer of flavor from the grill. This is the perfect way to start off this menu, as the bold marinade stirs up the appetite for the substantial main course.

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  • 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops (about 20), tough ligament removed from side of each if attached
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 seedless cucumber (usually plastic-wrapped), halved lengthwise, cored, and thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallot
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile, including seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • special equipment: 5 metal or wooden skewers (if using wooden, soak in water 30 minutes)


Serving Size (11.04 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 66.64 Calories from Fat 66.69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.41g 68.41%
Saturated Fat 1.03g 30.83%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 387.83mg 96.96%
Total Carbohydrate 0.32g 0.63%
Dietary Fiber 0.13 g 3.05%
Sugars 0.04 g %
Protein 0.05g 0.6%
Vitamin A 11.1IU% Vitamin C 0.97mg%
Calcium 2.23mg% Iron 0.09mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large sea scallops, navel orange, fresh lime juice, seedless cucumber, thinly sliced shallot, fresh, chopped fresh cilantro, or, special equipment, wooden skewers