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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa

Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa
eDiets Submitted by Robin Coggins

Seared scallops are served warm with a spicy, fresh pineapple, mango, cucumber, and bell pepper salsa. Simple, colorful, and delicious.

Serves 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Calories: 151.54
Total Fat: 3.74 g
Total Carbohydrate: 10.84 g
Protein: 18.62 g

Ingredients
0.5 cup diced fresh pineapple
0.5 cup diced fresh mango
0.5 cup peeled and diced cucumber
0.5 cup diced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound sea scallops, rinsed and drained

Directions
1. Combine the pineapple, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.

2. Heat a large, nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add half of the scallops to the pan; sear until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the scallops to a warmed plate while cooking the remaining scallops.

3. Spoon the salsa over the scallops, and serve immediately.

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