Seafood is so good for you – assuming you buy good quality of course. Scallops are a great choice – especially with a bit of lime! These Lime & Tarragon Scallops are not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. Packed with protein, minerals, and vitamins, they make a nutritious addition to any Paleo diet. The combination of fresh scallops, lime juice, and tarragon creates a zesty and refreshing dish perfect for summer barbecues or light meals.

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Recipe: lime & tarragon scallops

These Lime & Tarragon Scallops are a delicious and healthy Paleo BBQ dish. Fresh scallops marinated with lime and tarragon offer a zesty flavour that's perfect for summer barbecues. They are easy to prepare and packed with nutrients, making them a great addition to any meal.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Barbecue, Fish, Seafood
Keyword: Fresh Seafood, Healthy Scallops Recipe, Lime & Tarragon Scallops, Paleo BBQ Dish
Servings: 24
Calories: 90kcal
Cost: $25


  • Bowl
  • Skewers
  • Barbecue or grill


  • 24 or about 500g scallops (minus the roe)
  • handful of freshly chopped tarragon if you can't get it, dried will do
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 limes cut into wedges approx 8 wedges per lime


  • Marinate the Scallops: First, in a bowl, mix the scallops, chopped tarragon, lime juice, and extra virgin olive oil. Ensure they are coated thoroughly and evenly.
  • Prepare the Skewers: Next, thread a wedge of lime and one scallop onto each skewer.
  • Cook the Scallops: Cook on the barbecue (or grill), making sure they are all cooked through, approximately 2-3 minutes per side until they are opaque and slightly firm to the touch.
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These are great on a barbecue served with a big green salad – and are sure to be a hit! If it's not barbecue weather, the grill will do just fine instead.

But what's so good about scallops anyway?

The humble scallop is packed with protein and also a great source of minerals such as zinc, potassium and magnesium. They're very high in vitamin B12, and also provide iodine – which can be hard to get in adequate amounts on a paleo diet. Small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids are also found in this humble seafood. If you can't get hold of scallops, how about trying some clams or oysters instead?

Do you eat much seafood? I'd love to hear how you cook yours in the comments below!

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