Citrus Scallops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
My husband and I like to eat seafood at least once a week. Oranges and lemon juice give scallops a refreshing burst of flavor. —Cheri Hawthorne, North Canton, Ohio


  • 1 medium green or sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 4 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Hot cooked rice or pasta


  1. In a large skillet, saute the pepper, onions and garlic in oil for 1 minute. Add scallops, salt and pepper flakes; cook for 4 minutes. Add lime juice and zest; cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat. Add orange sections and cilantro; cook 2 minutes longer or until scallops are opaque. Serve with rice or pasta.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving (calculated without rice or pasta): 240 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.