Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Seek and Ye Shall Find:Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa


         Chef Mollie

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  1. 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  2. 1/2 cup of diced fresh or frozen mango
  3. 1/2 cup peeled and diced cucumber
  4. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  5. 3 T chopped fresh cilantro
  6. 4 tsp. fresh lime juice
  7. 1 jalapeno pepper,seeded and minced
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  9. cooking spray
  10. 1 pound sea scallops,rinsed and drained

Preparation Method:

  • In medium bowl, combine pineapple, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno pepper. 
  • Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  • Heat a large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Add half of scallops to pan; sear until golden brown on both sides about 2 minutes per side. 
  • Transfer cooked scallops to warmed plate while cooking remaining scallops.
  •   Serve immediately with salsa spooned over scallops. 

Makes 4 serving

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