Scallops with smoked sea salt and lime juice are packed with delicious flavor!

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Nothing quite compares to the smoky, salty, and acidic flavors in this scallops with smoked sea salt recipe. Learn how to cook scallops with smoked sea salt and you’ll discover mouthwatering taste that’s sure to impress. Best of all, it can all be made in under five minutes!


7 Oz Scallops, deveined
2 Cup Vegetables of choice, (green preferably), steamed
1 Garlic clove
2 Tbsp Lime juice
1/2 Tsp Smoked sea salt
1/4 Tsp Grape seed oil


step #1

Preheat a non-stick pan with grape seed oil while you prepare your other ingredients. This is a quick recipe, so having everything ready to go in advance will be a big help.

step #2

Use a piece of paper towel to remove excess liquid from your scallops. The key to perfect scallops in this recipe is to remove that extra liquid, allowing them to cook evenly with a perfect sear.

step #3

Place the scallops in the pan, letting them sear for just around two minutes. 

step #4

Add chopped garlic just as you prepare to flip your scallops - if you don't have fresh garlic scapes, a few cloves will work just as well. Once they're flipped, they should only need another two minutes before they're done.

step #5

Right before they finish, turn off the heat and add the lime juice. The residual heat will cook the juice and scallops together.

step #6

Now you're ready to set the scallops aside and finish with a pinch of smoked sea salt.

step #7

Ready to serve!


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Did you know?

Along with the protein found in the scallops, this recipe also features the delicious flavors and health benefits found in smoked sea salt. Sea salt is an unprocessed form of sodium that includes a lot of the beneficial minerals drawn from bodies of salt water. These minerals vary by the climatic and geographic origin of the salt, but all sea salt has been linked to healthier skin and teeth, and has also been to known to help treat osteoarthritis.

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If you liked this recipe and want to try more scallop recipes, try one of these next: Scallops With Roasted Tomatoes Recipe, Pan-Fried Scallops Recipe, and Natalie’s Zucchini Pasta & Scallops Recipe.

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