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Curated Recipes with Nutritional Values for Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes

Basil-Lime Scallops

Original Recipe: Diabetes Self Management


  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 8 jumbo sea scallops (about 1 pound)
  • Mixed baby greens (optional)
  • Lime wedges (optional)


    1. Whisk basil, lime juice, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a shallow bowl until smooth and well blended. Add scallops; turn to coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
    2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.* Cook scallops 3 minutes per side, or until the desired doneness is reached.
    3. Place 2 scallops on each serving plate. Serve with mixed greens, if desired. Garnish with lime wedges.


    There are two types of scallops available: sea scallops and bay scallops. Sea scallops are more widely available, although they’re less tender. Bay scallops are smaller, slightly sweeter, and more expensive.

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