Cajun Scallops

Cajun Scallops Photo: Karry Hosford


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 pound fresh scallops
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons hot sauce


Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add onion, Cajun seasoning, and pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add butter and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add scallops; cook 1 minute or until browned. Sprinkle with hot sauce; turn. Cook 3 minutes or until done.

    If you like spicy foods, then this Cajun scallop dish is for you. Cajun seasoning and hot sauce give the dish its heat, while sautéed red onion adds bite.
  • Yield: 2 servings (serving size: about 5 ounces scallops)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 225
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 24%
Fat per serving: 5.7g
Saturated fat per serving: 1.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.8g
Protein per serving: 29.8g
Carbohydrate per serving: 12.5g
Fiber per serving: 1.8g
Cholesterol per serving: 61mg
Iron per serving: 0.9mg
Sodium per serving: 719mg
Calcium per serving: 65mg

Good to Know

Scallops are a great source of vitamin B12, which helps keep your heart healthy. They also provide omega-3 fatty acids.