20 minute Scallops – Dr. Sarah Kent ND

Posted 7 years ago on

I love summer, beautiful weather and great food with friends.  Most likely you will be going to a BBQ (or two) this summer, here’s a great dish that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.


Simply Stunning Summertime Scallops!

This simple, yet rich, appetizer is: Gluten free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Full of taste.


  • Frying pan (cast iron is best)
  • Spatula


  • 8 Scallops – the large ones.  I went to a seafood restaurant and purchased it directly.  Rinse and pat dry with paper towel.
  • 1 large beat –  julienned
  • Enoki mushrooms – handful
  • 1 ripe avocado – interior mashed with a fork
  • coconut oil
  • salt & pepper


1   heat pan medium / high

2   melt coconut oil

3   fry julienned beats until browned and starting to blacken.  Add coconut oil as needed.  When done remove beats from frying pan.  Keep any grit or remaining oil

4   add scallops and season with salt and pepper.  Scallops are best not overcooked.  I fried until golden then flipped (about 2 mins on each side).  Salt and pepper when you flip.

5   Layer a pile of the beats on a plate, add a dollop of the avocado, place some Enoki mushrooms and top with a scallop.

6   Enjoy


Scallops – great source of protein, B12, phosphorous selenium and choline .  Great for cardiovascular, colon and brain health

Avocado – super food full of vitamins and fiber and good fats.  Great for hormone balancing, immune function and the gastro intestinal system

Beats-  linked with cardiovascular health (blood pressure, inflammation) contains vitamin C, fiber, potassium and manganese (important minerals) and help to support liver detoxification

Enoki – contain B vitamins (especially B3), trace minerals and has a high protein to carb content.