Rating: 4.5 stars
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This recipe hides a game-changing grilling tip for scallops: thread them onto side-by-side skewers so they lay flat and are easier to flip. The scallops are paired with a grilled corn and poblano pepper salad, which gets a cumin-spiced lime dressing. Served over salad greens, this light, gluten-free recipe is long on flavor and light on work. Got leftovers? Tuck the extras into tortillas for a twist on fish tacos. Pair it all with some ice-cold beers (and a pool, if you’ve got one) for the essence of summer.


Credit: Greg DuPree

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to high (450°F to 500°F) and lightly oil grates. Grill corn, uncovered, turning occasionally, until corn begins to char, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from grill and let cool slightly. Cut kernels from cobs and discard cobs; transfer kernels to a medium bowl. Add poblano, shallot, 5 tablespoons oil, lime juice, cumin, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper; stir to combine.

  • Thread 3 scallops onto 2 6-inch side-by-side bamboo skewers so scallops lie flat. Repeat with 6 skewers and remaining scallops (using 8 skewers total). Pat scallops dry with paper towels. Drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons oil and season with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper. Grill scallops, uncovered, until grill marks appear, about 4 minutes. Using a fish spatula, flip and cook until scallops are just cooked through, about 3 minutes more.

  • Toss salad greens with corn mixture and avocado. Top with grilled scallops.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; fat 31g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 41mg; fiber 6g; protein 25g; carbohydrates 33g; sodium 1899mg; sugars 10g.