Scallops and Veggies w/Orzo

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 239.3
  • Total Fat: 8.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.7 mg
  • Sodium: 105.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Scallops and Veggies w/Orzo calories by ingredient


Simple to make one dish meal - with little clean-up. Includes 3 easy to change flavor variations. Simple to make one dish meal - with little clean-up. Includes 3 easy to change flavor variations.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 sheets aluminum foil
    1/2 Lb raw Alaskan scallops
    1 Cup orzo pasta (I prefer whole wheat)
    1 Cup cherry tomato halves
    1 Cup Zucchini, chopped
    1 small Onion, Chopped
    1/2 Cup Mushrooms, Sliced
    1 Cup fresh Spinach, Chopped
    2 Tsp minced garlic
    1 lemon, juiced
    2 Tbl olive oil
    1/4 Tsp salt, or to taste
    1/8 Tsp freshly ground pepper, or to taste
    3 Tbl chopped fresh dill, or 1 tablespoon dried dill weed


Original flavor
PREHEAT oven to 450F or grill to medium-high
Cook Orzo according to package directions.
While Orzo cooks, chop veggies.
COMBINE all Ingredients
CENTER one-fourth of mixture on each sheet of foil.
BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat
circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets.
BAKE 14 to 18 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven OR
GRILL 9 to 11 minutes in covered grill.
Variation 1: South West flavor
Make the following Substitutions:
Lime instead of Lemon
Cilantro instead of Dill
Add 1 Tbl Chili Powder
Add 1 tsp Cumin
Variation 2: Asian Inspired:
Make the following Substitutions:
1 Tbl Sesame Oil + 1 Tbl Olive oil instead of 2 Tbl Olive oil.
2 TBL Lite Soy instead of Lemon Juice
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder instead of Dill.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LESS_M.

TAGS:  Fish | Dinner | Fish Dinner |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I wasn't super excited by this, but it wasn't bad. For the price of scallops though, I don't think I'll make it again. - 1/6/11

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    We loved it! - 10/31/09

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    I made this again last night for my dinner. This time I used salmon and bulger wheat instead of scallops and orzo. It was still amazing! Again I added the same extra seasonings as last time along with some lemon pepper. - 1/17/09

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    i couldn't evn eat this... i picked out the scallops, it was nasty!! - 5/1/08

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    Delicious! I made the Original Flavor. I wasn't quite sure if I was supposed to put the pasta in the oven w/ the veggies and scallops. So, I didn't b/c I didn't want the pasta to get overcooked. Will definitely make again. - 4/21/08