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Scallop Packets with Dill and Garlic

No mess – no fuss – what’s not to love?

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Packets make it easy to prep and clean up!


4 cups water

3/4 pound new potatoes, cut into 1/4 -inch-thick slices*

1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 pounds sea scallops

Zest of 2 lemons

2 tablespoons chopped dill

2 teaspoons capers, rinsed and drained



1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil over high heat. Add potatoes (or cauliflower) and carrots and cook until both can just be pierced with a knife and water has just returned to a boil, about 3 minutes. Drain, run under cold water and drain again.

2. In a medium bowl, toss together potatoes and carrots, 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a separate bowl, combine scallops, lemon zest, dill, capers and remaining oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

3. Divide potatoes and carrots among four 12-by-15-inch rectangles of parchment paper or aluminum foil. Top each with 1/4 of the scallops. Fold parchment or foil over scallops to make packets. Place packets on two rimmed baking sheets and bake on separate racks until scallops are just cooked through, 10 to 14 minutes.


Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:

Calories 290

Total Fat 11g

Total Carbohydrates 25g

Dietary Fiber 3g

Protein 23g


*For a lower carb option, use cauliflower in place of potatoes

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