Scallops – my new favorite food! Low calorie, high protein and easy to cook – also when cooking with kids!


scallopsLarge scallops are delicious – whether in a salad or as a main course. Pair them with pine nuts, couscous and grapefruit or orange slices with a light lemony olive oil dressing and you have a dish fit for queens! ( Kings, Prince’s and Princesses too!) The recipe comes from Chef John Angelopulos in Los Angeles – and it is my favorite. Thank you John!

Scallop Citrus Salad ( per person)


  • Three large scallops
  • 1/2 cup of Israeli Couscous ( cooked)
  • 1/4 cup of peeled pitted slices of grapefruit or orange
  • 2 Tbsp of pine nuts – roasted slightly
  • 1 cup Mixed Greens
  • 6 black seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 Tbsp of Meyer Lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chopped Italian Parsley for garnish


  1. Saute the scallops until slightly browned on each side in a very hot pan – do not over cook.
  2. Place on a rectangular plate
  3. Mix the salad greens with the cooked couscous, grapes, pine nuts, dressing ( combined lemon juice and olive oil and seasonings) reserving some dressing to drizzle over the scallops.
  4. Arrange artfully with the citrus on the plate and serve!



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all - Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.
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