Scallops With Cilantro and Lime (Jack Nicholson)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

From a newspaper clipping from Cooking for Jack (Nicholson, the actor) by Tommy Baratta,1996. The blurb before the recipe says "you have to like the tart taste of lime and the pungent flavor of cilantro to enjoy this dish. It's very quick and easy to make."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  2. heat over medium-high and add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds.
  3. Add scallops, scallions, and hot pepper sauce.
  4. Cook, stirring, over medium-high heat 2 minutes.
  5. Add wine and lime juice and continue cooking and stirring 3 minutes or until scallops are just cooked. DO NOT OVERCOOK or scallops will toughen.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer scallops to a platter.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and garnish with cilantro and lime slices.
Most Helpful

This is so easy and so tasty. I cooked them for a total of 4 minutes and they were perfect. Love the tang of the lime combined with Cilantro Jack Nicholson has good taste and so do you Oolala for posting this recipe Thanks

Bergy November 20, 2010

I recommend just sauteing the scallops until they are done and not poaching them. Poaching them sucked the flavor out of the scallops and made them tough. The sauce is good, though.

Paris D August 15, 2009

Yummy! I used bay scallops and served this over linguini. Takes no time at all to put together and is very tasty. :)

dicentra May 29, 2007