Seared Scallops with Pawpaw Salsa

Seared Scallops with Pawpaw Salsa

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26min


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Succulent sea scallops are pan fried in olive oil then serve a top a spicy fresh pawpaw and capsicum salsa that has diced chillies, red onion and lime juice.

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Ingredients
Serves: 2 

  • 1 small pawpaw, peeled, seeds removed and diced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1/2 green chilli, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • handful chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 650g fresh scallops

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:6min  ›  Ready in:26min 

  1. In a medium bowl, combine pawpaw, red capsicum, chilli, onion, lime juice, coriander and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large plastic bag, combine flour, black pepper and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add scallops then shake to coat.
  3. In a large frying pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add seasoned scallops and sear 2 to 3 minutes on each side, being careful not to overcook. Serve scallops over pawpaw salsa.

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Reviews (5)

Karen D.
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Something else. This is a great recipe if you are having guests over for dinner. Easy to make, impressive to serve. I split the sauce in half -- the first half I kept as a finely diced salsa, the second half I pureed in a blender to make more of a sauce. I presented the scallops by first making a small pool of sauce, layering the scallops on top, and then finally garnishing the scallops with the salsa. It looked nice and added some nice flavour to the scallops (which I choose not to coat with flour before frying). - 21 Jul 2008

KEDO2
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Something else. Like others, I skipped flouring the scallops and just seared them over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side. Also, as others suggested, I made half of the papaya mix into a salsa, and I pureed the other half into a sauce. This recipe makes LOADS of the papaya sauce, so even if you halve it, you will have plenty to work with. We really enjoyed this! - 21 Jul 2008

Jessie
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Something else. This meal was absolutely delicious. The only thing we did different was lightly simmer the papaya sauce for about (5) minutes to make it blend together. Big hit. - 21 Jul 2008

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