Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup
fresh or frozen sea scallops (about 1 pound total)
cup olive oil
tablespoons snipped fresh mint
tablespoons snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
tablespoons balsamic vinegar
tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese
teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
clove garlic, minced
cup balsamic vinegar
cups baby arugula
- Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Place scallops in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together oil, mint, parsley, the 2 tablespoons vinegar, the cheese, lemon peel, and garlic. Pour marinade over scallops. Seal bag; turn to coat scallops. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours, turning bag once or twice.
- Drain scallops, discarding marinade. Thread each scallop onto a 6-inch skewer.*
- For a charcoal or gas grill, grill scallops on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium-hot heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops are opaque, turning once halfway through grilling time.
- Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan bring the 1/2 cup vinegar to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes or until vinegar is reduced by half.
- Serve scallops with arugula. Drizzle with the reduced vinegar.
From the Test Kitchen
If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes; drain before using.
Icon: gluten free
Scallops tend to be low in mercury and sustainably harvested, making them a great seafood choice.
Nutrition Facts(Grilled Herb Scallops with Balsamic Syrup)
- Per serving:
- 244 kcal cal.,
- 15 g fat
- (2 g sat. fat,
- 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 10 g monounsatured fat),
- 28 mg chol.,
- 478 mg sodium,
- 11 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 6 g sugar,
- 15 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet