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:

147 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 17 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 8 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 75 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 13 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 1 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 4 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Betaine 1 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 75 mg
  • Carotene, beta 22 µg
  • Cholesterol 16 mg
  • Choline, total 14 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 5 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 4 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 2 g
  • Fluoride, F 2 µg
  • Folate, DFE 4 µg
  • Folate, food 4 µg
  • Folate, total 5 µg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 15 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 14 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 123 mg
  • Phytosterols 13 mg
  • Potassium, K 168 mg
  • Retinol 11 µg
  • Selenium, Se 2 µg
  • Sodium, Na 321 mg
  • Sugars, total 7 g
  • Water 73 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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