40 Days Of Clean Eating: Ginger Grilled Scallops

This flavorful and protein filled meal is spicy and sweet, and is sure to be a hit.

Day 39 of 40

Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 5 min

Serves: 4


  • 1 pound scallops, fresh or frozen and defrosted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (or soy sauce, or coconut aminos)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped


  • Soak defrosted or fresh scallops in a salt water bath for 30 minutes (optional).
  • Combine all sauce ingredients in small bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, pour most of sauce over scallops and stir until evenly coated.
  • Thread scallops onto shish kabob sticks.
  • Grill scallops over moderate heat for about 2 minutes per side. Baste with remaining sauce while grilling and just before serving.


You can also sauté these in a cast iron griddle on stovetop for the same amount of time. This seasoning blend is also great on any other firm fish.

Make a salad for the side:

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