Ginger Coconut Shrimp

Servings 4 people


  • 2 pounds scallops
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate scallops for at least 3 hours (see recipe).
  • Place scallops in a large zipper-topped plastic bag.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients except for butter (orange juice through crushed red pepper flakes); pour mixture over scallops.
  • Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  • At the time of cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add marinated scallops and cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (do not overcook!).


SERVING SUGGESTION: Baked acorn squash and a big spinach salad tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette. NUTRITION: Per Serving: 305 Calories; 8g Fat; 39g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 90mg Cholesterol; 899mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 8
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