Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche

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Meyer Lemon Scallop Ceviche
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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6
Servings
232
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

Directions

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.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
16%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
34g
11%
Vitamin A
32µg
4%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.9%
Vitamin C
176mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.8IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
90µg
100%
Calcium
103mg
10%
Fiber
10g
38%
Folate (food)
55µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
4.8%
Phosphorus
311mg
44%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
650mg
19%
Sodium
956mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.4%
Zinc
1mg
6.5%