Blackened Scallops with Sweet Potato Noodles

Blackened Scallops are paired with Sweet Potato Noodles tossed in a creamy dairy free sauce that’s made with coconut milk, shallots and fresh garlic.

Blackened Scallops with Sweet Potato Noodles {dairy free + gluten free) | This Gal Cooks

Hellooooo! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? First I dabbled with starting another blog that was a healthy recipes blog and then I decided to take a 99.9% break from blogging. But now I’m back and ready to bring This Gal Cooks back to life! ♥︎

Eventually I will move all of the recipe posts from my other blog to this blog which means more recipes for you to enjoy. Yay!

Many, many things have happened since we last spoke. All of them good, such as starting a new job, going on a long road trip to Minnesota for Christmas and visiting a few craft beer festivals that happened around Florida. I’ll share all of that fun stuff with you in future blog posts but for now, I’m going to share this recipe with you.

Blackened Scallops with Sweet Potato Noodles {dairy free + gluten free) | This Gal Cooks

This Blackened Scallops recipe is great because:

  • It’s dairy free
  • It’s gluten free
  • It’s made with sweet potato noodles
  • It’s low calorie, low sugar and low carb
  • It’s easy to make
  • You can enjoy it for lunch or dinner

Blackened Scallops with Sweet Potato Noodles
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Blackened Scallops are paired with Sweet Potato Noodles tossed in a creamy dairy free sauce that's made with coconut milk, shallots and fresh garlic.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, 7-10 ounces each, peeled and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ lb sea scallops (about 16 scallops), side-muscle removed
  • I tsp Blackened seasoning
  • 1 tsp extra virgin Olive oil
  • Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)
  1. Spiralize the sweet potatoes by using a spiralizer or julienne peeler.
  2. Cook the sweet potato noodles. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a large pan or pot. Cook sweet potato noodles 5-8 minutes or until tender and slightly crispy, stirring often. Once done cooking, remove from the stove, place in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Prepare the sauce. Heat ½ tbsp olive oil in large sauce pan. Add garlic and shallots. Cook until tender, 1-2 minutes stirring often so they do not burn. Pour in coconut milk and stir. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Purée with an immersion blender.
  4. Add the sauce to the sweet potato noodles. Start with 1 C and pour over sweet potato noodles and toss to coat. Add more sauce, if desired. The starch in the noodles will thicken the sauce.
  5. Cook the scallops. Heat skillet over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Season scallops with blackened seasoning. Toss with 1 tsp olive oil. Place on skillet and cook 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Prepare to serve. Divide noodles between 4 plates. Top each with 4 scallops. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
Nutrition content was calculated using My Fitness Pal. All values are approximate.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C Calories: 300 Fat: 22g Saturated fat: 13g Unsaturated fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 7g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 572mg Fiber: 1g Protein: 14g Cholesterol: 30mg

Blackened Scallops with Sweet Potato Noodles {dairy free + gluten free) | This Gal Cooks



  1. says

    Welcome back, Julie!! I’m starting one on the side for my food art, and it’s difficult for me to even keep up and post photos (with no stories) there! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to! This looks delicious!

    • says

      Thank you, Lisa! I have seen some of your food art and I absolutely love it! You are one talented gal. :)

      It’s definitely tough running two blogs and I found that people referenced ThisGal Cooks rather than the new blog. When we were in Minnesota, I found out I had a lot of readers from Ken’s family. They are all reading This Gal Cooks! So I shall bring it back to life. :)

  2. says

    It sounds as though you’ve definitely been keeping busy! It’s good to see you back here, and you definitely started off with an awesome recipe. You can never go wrong with scallops in my book.

  3. says

    I’m always looking for new ways to prepare scallops and I don’t think I would have ever thought to serve them over sweet potato “noodles”. This looks and sounds fantastic!

  4. says

    I NEED to try spiralizing sweet potatoes because I love sweet potatoes so much I’m sure they’d be amazing as noodles. This looks so delicious! :)

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