A super simple but very delicious recipe for ginger soy grilled scallops that makes an ideal appetizer course or serve for lunch with a garden salad.

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Scallops are my favorite seafood and ginger soy grilled scallops are a particularly delicious way to serve them. I’ve often had them at their very freshest and best, only hours after being plucked from the ocean floor.

I love them prepared in practically any way, from tempura battered to practically raw in a lime ceviche. During the summer months I also love them simply marinated in any number of ways and then lightly grilled.

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

This recipe is particularly tasty and very simple to prepare. It makes a perfect appetizer course for a barbeque dinner party or served on a salad for a light lunch or dinner meal.

If you like you can make double the marinade and with one half, add some rice wine vinegar to make a terrific salad dressing too.

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

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Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

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Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

A super simple but very delicious recipe for ginger grilled scallops that makes an ideal appetizer course or serve for lunch with a garden salad.

Course:

Appetizer, Lunch

Cuisine:

Asian Inspired

Servings: 4 Servings

Author: Barry C. Parsons

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2
    pounds
    scallops
  • 2
    small sweet bell peppers
    any color or mix them up

For the marinade mix, together:

  • 1/2
    cup
    reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4
    cup
    lemon juice
  • 3
    tbsp
    peanut oil
  • few drops toasted sesame oil
  • 2
    tbsp
    honey
  • 2
    tbsp
    finely grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/2
    tsp
    Chinese five spice powder
  • 1
    clove
    finely minced garlic
  • pinch salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

  1. Marinate the scallops in the marinade for no longer than 20 minutes; longer than this can allow the citric acid in the lemon juice to break down the surface of the scallops and dry them out when cooked.

  2. While the scallops are marinating you can also soak 3 or 4 bamboo skewers in water to prepare them for the grill.

  3. Push the scallops onto the pre-soaked bamboo skewers. If you like, you can alternate the scallops with pieces of sweet bell peppers and/or red onions.

  4. Place the scallop skewers onto a preheated grill on medium heat and grill for only 2 to 3 minutes per side depending on the size of scallops that you are using.

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Ginger Soy Grilled Scallops

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