Lime Seared Scallops with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

Brussels Sprouts

  • 12 large Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Scallops

  • 8 scallops
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate arils
  • 6 fresh mint leaves, torn

Method

Step 1 Lime Seared Scallops with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 Lime Seared Scallops with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Healthy Recipe

Step 2

Trim and thinly slice the Brussels sprouts along with the shallot. Combine both in a mixing bowl, then toss with the ghee, salt, and black pepper. Transfer onto the baking sheet and into the oven. Roast for 15 minutes.

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Step 3

After 15 minutes, drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the Brussels sprouts and roast for another 5 minutes. Remove from the oven when done.

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Step 4

While the Brussels sprouts are roasting for the final 5 minutes begin with the scallops. Pat the scallops dry and season with salt and pepper.

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Step 5

Heat the ghee in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the scallops and sear for 3 minutes, then flip and sear for 1 minute until golden brown on both sides. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the scallops immediately to a plate. Reserve the ghee for the next step.

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Step 6

To make the lime butter, return the pan to medium heat. Add the lime juice and zest and deglaze the pan for 1 minute.

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Step 7

After deglazing, add the scallops back into the pan to reheat and coat in the lime butter. This process should be brief to avoid over-cooking the scallops.

Step 8 Lime Seared Scallops with Roasted Brussels Sprouts Healthy Recipe

Step 8

Serve the scallops and lime butter over the plated roasted Brussels sprouts. Top with pomegranate arils and mint leaves as garnish. Enjoy while warm!

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 296, Total Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 778mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 6g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 24g, Net Carbs: 16g

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