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Spicy Sesame Scallops

Total Time time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4
These Asian-influenced sesame scallops cook in less than 5 minutes. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables and sprinkle with sesame seeds for a healthy meal.


  • 12 large sea scallops (about 1 lb.), rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili paste
  • Rice and steamed vegetables (optional)
  • Toasted sesame seeds

Nutrition Information

  • calories 151
  • caloriesfromfat 34 %
  • protein 19 g
  • fat 5.8 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 4.2 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • sodium 356 mg
  • cholesterol 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a medium bowl, mix scallops, sesame oil, and salt. Let scallops marinate 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Arrange scallops in a broiler pan. In a small bowl, combine chili paste with 1 tbsp. water. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. chili sauce onto each scallop.

  3. Broil 4 in. from heat until scallops are opaque and chili sauce starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables if you like. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  4. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.