Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche

Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche
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Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche

Will Budiaman

Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche

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, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 10g 15%
  • Carbs 9g 3%
  • Saturated 1g 7%
  • Fiber 2g 8%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 10g 20%
  • Cholesterol 18mg 6%
  • Sodium 301mg 13%
  • Calcium 31mg 3%
  • Magnesium 25mg 6%
  • Potassium 282mg 8%
  • Iron 1mg 6%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 268mg 38%
  • Vitamin A 29µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 41mg 69%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 3%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 2%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 27µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 18%
  • Vitamin D 1IU 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 88µg 110%
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