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Butter Citrus Scallops on Asparagus

2 servings


Dinner for Two Gluten Free Under 30 Minutes

Nutritional Facts Per Serving

27.67 g
10.07 g
1.88 g
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Nutritional Facts

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
  • Calories 304
  • Fat 17.36 g
    • Saturated   8.08 g
    • + Trans 
  • Cholesterol 80 mg
  • Sodium   336 mg
  • Carbohydrate 10.07 g
    • Fibre   1.88 g
    • Sugars  
  • Protein 27.67 g
    • Vitamin A 21 %
    • Vitamin C 33 %
    • Calcium 6 %
    • Iron 9 %


Bring a wide pot of water to a boil to cook the asparagus. Season scallops with a little salt and pepper. When the water is boiling, set a 10" skillet over medium-high heat and place the olive oil in it. Add the scallops and garlic. Cook scallops 1 minute on each side, or until just cooked through. Remove the scallops from the skillet and set on a plate.

Place the asparagus in the boiling water and cook until just tender, about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, place the skillet back on the heat and add the butter, citrus juice and tarragon. Cook until the butter is melted and the juice is bubbling. Return the scallops to the skillet and heat through 1 minute.

To serve, divide and arrange the asparagus on 2 heated plates. Divide and top the asparagus with the scallops and the butter/juice mixture. If desired, garnish each plate with a 1/2 lemon slice and 1/2 orange slice.

Recipe Options: Instead of scallops, use 10 to 12 large, peeled prawns in this recipe. Cooking time and technique remains the same. Or, use a mix of scallops and prawns in this recipe. Instead of asparagus, use 1/4 to 1/3 pound of trimmed green beans in this recipe. Cook and plate the beans as described for the asparagus.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the scallops with a side dish you create from a recipe in our collection. Some of the many possibilities include Mixed Rice Pilaf, Pesto Roasted Red Potatoes, or Rice Pilaf with Leeks, Red Pepper and Mushrooms. All of those recipes yield more than the two servings the scallops do, but you won’t mind having some leftovers to serve as a side dish with your dinner the next day.

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