Citrus Marinated Sea Scallops with Poppy Seeds

Citrus Marinated Sea Scallops with Poppy Seeds

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1 pound sea scallops (approximately 16 scallops)
½ cup hot water
3 Bigelow Orange & Spice Tea Bags and 3 Bigelow I Love Lemon Herb Tea Bags
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced and mashed into a paste
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Dash of sugar
1 teaspoon of poppy seeds
1 bunch fresh arugula

Yield: Seves 4




By marinating sea scallops in this tea-infused citrus vinaigrette, their already sweet flavor is greatly enhanced. Simply sear in a hot pan, and serve over fresh arugula for a low-calorie, high-impact dish.

Place tea bags in hot water and allow to steep for at least 5 minutes.

Pour ¼ cup of the prepared tea into a small bowl.  Add rice vinegar to tea.

While constantly whisking, add canola oil in a steady stream.   Add salt, pepper, sugar and garlic and whisk to combine, forming an emulsion. 

Add poppy seeds to vinaigrette and stir to combine.

Place scallops in a large, Ziploc plastic bag and cover with vinaigrette.  Seal and place bag in the refrigerator to marinate for at least an hour.

In a large, non-stick frying pan, heat 2 tbsp. of canola oil. 

Remove scallops from marinade and place in a single layer in the hot pan.  Sear for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden and cooked through (scallops should become completely opaque).  Do not overcook, or scallops will become rubbery. 

Serve immediately over fresh arugula.

Nutritional Information:

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (214g)

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 315
Protein 27 grams 53%
Carbohydrate 1 grams 0%
Total Fat 23 grams 35%
Alcohol 0 grams
Cholesterol 60 milligrams 20%
Saturated Fat 2 grams 9%
Monounsaturated Fat 14 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 7 grams
Trans Fatty Acid 0 grams
Total Dietary Fiber 0.3 grams 1%
Total Sugar 0.2 grams
Percentage of Calories
Protein 34%
Carbohydrate 2%
Total Fat 65%
Alcohol 0%
Vitamins & Mineral
Sodium 610 milligrams 25%
Potassium 587 milligrams 17%
Vitamin A  58 Retinol Equivalent 7%
Vitamin C 2 milligrams 3%
Calcium 159 milligrams 16%
Iron 4 milligrams 20%
Vitamin D (ug) 0 micrograms 0%
Thiamin 0.1 micrograms 9%
Riboflavin 0.08 milligrams 5%
Niacin 2 milligrams 8%
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 0.1 milligrams 7%
Folic Acid 24 milligrams 6%
Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) 1 micrograms 25%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Sugar Free
No Trans Fat
Good Source of Potassium
Dairy Free
Soy Free


Citrus Marinated Sea Scallops with Poppy Seeds

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