My Grilled Butcher Box Scallops recipe may be the best scallops you ever eat. If you are familiar with Butcher Box for quality grass fed beef, then you may be surprised. Yes, they also have high-quality sustainably harvested scallops too!
Skewered and Grilled Butcher Box Scallops
If you are unfamiliar with Butcher Box, they specialize in very high quality pasture fed hormone free beef, free range chicken, and heritage bred pork. Now they are also offering seafood.
Just like all of their products, they focus on top quality as well as responsible harvesting. Basically, it is like getting the best of the best from small farms that do things with high standards. Also, it gets delivered right to your door.
We aren’t talking those little baby tiny bay scallops either. These are nicely-sized sea scallops.
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When Is A Scallop Cooked?
Scallops cook really quickly, and once they are over – they are OVER. The key to cooking a scallop is to not be afraid to pull them off the grill to test.
The best way to test a scallop is by LOOK. Cut into one, and if the center is no longer opaque you are good to go. A typical scallop won’t take longer than 5-6 minutes to cook, so be on the lookout.
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Fresh Scallops from Butcher Box
With the Butcher Box scallops you are getting premium sea scallops. They are big, they are fresh. and they are amazing on the grill.
I seasoned them with a bit of Salt, Pepper, Garlic seasoning from Spiceology. Nothing complicated. You aren’t trying to hide the flavor of the scallops, you are trying to accentuate it.
You don’t have to do much. Season them. Skewer them up on some flat blade skewers, and put them on the grill. Don’t put them over direct heat, but put them close enough to allow the exterior to brown quickly.
The grill smoke adds that last crucial ingredient to the flavor that makes your Butcher Box grilled scallops so amazing.
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The Convenience Of Butcher Box
If you aren’t familiar with Butcher Box, definitely then check them out. They are a subscription service, and have a bunch of different options for how to order. Basically, they can pick for you based on preferences, or you can pick specific cuts.
The meats arrive frozen in a big box with dry ice. They are frozen solid, and ready to go right in your freezer. I usually keep a couple of things out that I’m planning on cooking in the next few days.
The prices are similar to what you would pay in a higher-end gourmet grocery store, and the quality is outstanding. Plus, you don’t actually have to leave your house.
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Know Your Scallops
Scallops are related to oysters, clams, and mussels, but they have a texture and taste all their own. People that don’t like oysters texture, or don’t like clams taste, or mussels smell, still find that they love scallops.
The part of the scallop you eat is called the adductor muscle. If you guessed that this is the muscle that opens and closes the shell then you win the prize and a gold star. There is also a tendon-like muscle piece attached to this muscle.
Most people remove the tendon piece from the scallop before cooking them. It is a muscle and completely edible. People remove it for the cosmetic appeal of how it looks. Butcher box scallops come out with this already removed.
What can you serve with grilled Butcher Box Scallops?
Scallops go well with all kinds of different things. You can serve them on their own as your main protein, or on the side with another meat. Here are some good suggestions for a surf and turf meal.
Secret time. You don’t need a Traeger to make the steaks listed below, but it would be a lot better if you did. 😉
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- 2 pounds scallops
- Salt, pepper, and garlic seasoning
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- Preheat your grill to 375-400°.
- Thaw and thoroughly dry the scallops. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Skewer the scallops, and place on the preheated grill.
- Let the scallops cook, untouched, for 2-3 minutes. Flip once and cook another 2-3 minutes, or until the centers are no longer cold and opaque, and then remove and serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 62mg Sodium: 1169mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 31g