Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche

Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche
Will Budiaman


  • 1 Pound  large sea scallops, sliced in half
  •   Juice of 3 Meyer lemons
  • 1/2 Cup  chopped parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 30  thin slices Meyer lemon

Hotategai. That's what scallop sashimi is in Japanese. I've always thought that raw scallop was ever so slightly sweet. Delicious, but perhaps in need of a bit of balance. So I created this dish in the hope of bringing that balance to lovely sweet scallop. Meyer lemons provide acidity with just enough sweetness to keep the scallops from taking on too much zing. This is a great appetizer to serve when you have quality scallops.

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If not dry-packed, give the scallops a rinse under cold running water and pat dry. Place in a large bowl in a single layer and coat in the juice of 1 Meyer lemon. Give the bowl a gentle shake. Marinate no longer than 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare a chimichurri by combining the remaining Meyer lemon juice, parsley, red pepper flakes, garlic, and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix thoroughly.

Arrange the scallops on Meyer lemon slices together with about 1 teaspoon of the chimichurri (with as little liquid as possible) on plates. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

155 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 58g 89%
  • Carbs 55g 18%
  • Saturated 8g 41%
  • Fiber 12g 50%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 10g
  • Monounsaturated 40g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 60g 121%
  • Cholesterol 109mg 36%
  • Sodium 1,805mg 75%
  • Calcium 184mg 18%
  • Magnesium 150mg 38%
  • Potassium 1,691mg 48%
  • Iron 6mg 36%
  • Zinc 5mg 32%
  • Phosphorus 1,609mg 230%
  • Vitamin A 172µg 19%
  • Vitamin C 247mg 411%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 12%
  • Niacin (B3) 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 39%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 163µg 41%
  • Vitamin B12 6µg 107%
  • Vitamin D 5IU 1%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 45%
  • Vitamin K 526µg 658%
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