Cajun Scallops

Cajun ScallopsRecipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
If you like spicy foods, then this Cajun scallop dish is for you. Cajun seasoning and hot sauce give the dish its heat, while sautéed red onion adds bite.


2 servings (serving size: about 5 ounces scallops)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 225
Caloriesfromfat 24 %
Fat 5.7 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 29.8 g
Carbohydrate 12.5 g
Fiber 1.8 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 719 mg
Calcium 65 mg


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon butter
1 garlic clove
3/4 pound fresh scallops
1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce


Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add onion, Cajun seasoning, and pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add butter and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add scallops; cook 1 minute or until browned. Sprinkle with hot sauce; turn. Cook 3 minutes or until done.