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Cajun Scallops

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.

Cooking Light JUNE 2003

  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 5 ounces scallops)


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 225
  • Calories from fat: 24%
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Protein: 29.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 12.5g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 719mg
  • Calcium: 65mg

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