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How to Make Seafood Tacos with Bay Scallops

Updated on July 7, 2013
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Seafood Taco Recipe

Want to make a healthier taco? Using Bay Scallops as an alternative to beef or chicken will decrease the fat while increasing important nutrients like Iron and Omega-3. Did we mention they taste too good to be true!

I learned how to make seafood tacos by accident. I met a vegetarian who refused to eat my spicy chicken tacos. Nothing inspires a cook like a refusal. After a few experimental sessions in the kitchen, I settled upon using bay scallops.

Seafood Tacos using Bay Scallops
Seafood Tacos using Bay Scallops | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Makes 6 Tacos

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Small Bay Scallops, Approx 8 per taco
  • 2 oz Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1 bunch Scallions, Chopped
  • 1 pkg Corn Tortillas
  • 1 can Refried Beans
  • 1/2 lbs Muenster Cheese, Finely Grated
  • 2 Fresh Tomatoes, Diced
Simple Ingredients
Simple Ingredients | Source
Thickened Scallop Mixture
Thickened Scallop Mixture | Source

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

In a small frying pan, combine chopped onions, bay scallops, hot sauce and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Allow mixture to thicken. Remove from heat.

Step 2

Heat the Refried beans. Remove from heat.

Tostada Shells
Tostada Shells | Source

Step 3

Heat Corn shells in hot oil. Let dry on paper towels.

Step 4

Shred Muenster cheese

Step 5

Dice the tomatoes



Taco Assembly Instructions

Layer 1: Spread on Beans. Top with cheese

Layer 2: Add Scallop Mixture

Layer 3: Top with diced tomatoes

Layer 4: Top with more cheese and some taco sauce

Bay Scallop Taco Assembly

Seafood Taco Assembly Instructions
Seafood Taco Assembly Instructions | Source
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Taco
Calories 240
Calories from Fat72
% Daily Value *
Fat 8 g12%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 40 g13%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 12 g48%
Protein 23 g46%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 500 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      I have to admit I like your cooking articles better. Maybe I should read more of your Dog articles. :-0

      Keep up the good work!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love writing about dogs! :)

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      I absolutely love your Hubpage - Dogs and Cooking!

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      HAHAH- they won't even make it across the room-I have 3 dogs!

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      One more thing you can use scallops for...if you let them cool and toss them across the room, your dogs will chase them with great energy and gobble them up with equal zeal.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I love scallops. Good idea to put in salad as well. I've had that before but not for a while. Thanks for the tips!

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      I love using the small bay scallops. They are amazingly affordable compared to fresh full scallops. The small bay scallops can be used in salads, in omelets, or as appetizers.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      All ingredients I love. Looks delicious!

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      Makes sure you add a little hot sauce when cooking the scallops. It adds just the right zing.

      Thanks for the votes.

      Carl

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      Lisa Brown 3 years ago from Michigan

      chefmancave,

      I can't wait to try these tacos. I love scallops any way they're cooked.

      Voted up, interesting, and useful.

      Thanks,

      Lisa

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      Robert Loescher 3 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you for the "up vote": I love taking normal everyday recipes and adding interesting twists.

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      Firoz 3 years ago from India

      Great Seafood Taco Recipe. Voted up.

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