Scallop Margarita - Mexican Recipe

Scallop Margarita – Mexican Recipe

The combination of tequila and lime gives the scallops a margarita-like flavor.


  • 24 large scallops
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest
  • 2 shallots (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • salt and pepper


Wash the scallops and pat dry.

In a bowl, combine olive oil, tequila, lime juice, zest, shallots, garlic, and cumin. Season to taste.

Place the scallops in a resealable plastic bag with half of the marinade. I’ll reserve the other half. Seal the bag and shake to mix.

Marinate in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.

Prepare a hot fire on the grill. Remove the scallops from the marinade and sear, turning once, for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until opaque and browned.

Top with remaining marinade and serve.

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