Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce


"I made this for my husbands birthday, and it was a hit. We both ooohed and aaahed throughout dinner."


35 m servings 223 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 223 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 15.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 29.6 g
  • 59%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 912 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno onion, lime juice, cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large sealable bag, combine flour, black pepper, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add scallops, and shake to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook and stir until golden. Serve scallops over papaya sauce.
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  1. 62 Ratings


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 ...

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 pu...

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.

I loved this recipe for how easy it was to make. I kept the salsa at room temp so it wouldn't "cool" the scallops too fast. I followed the suggestion of not using "flour" for the scallops.. I bo...

This is really good - however, it does make a TON of sauce!! (and really, what else can you use it for?? :) However, what really dismayed me was the cost of this meal!! It's a great meal but is ...

I was very excited to make this recipe after reading all of the reviews, but I was a tad disappointed with it. It was an easy recipe, but really didn't have a lot of flavor. The onions are ver...

I mixed this with chilean sea bass cut into small chunks. Everyone loved it. I can't believe how simple this was and how amazing it tasted.

This recipe was ok. I made it last night for Valentine's day dinner and I expected a lot more given the reviews. The "salsa" was excellent, but the sea scallops were a little bland and got cold ...

Delicious! I made this for the first time when company came over and it was a big hit!! I followed others suggestions and did not flour the scallops, simply put salt and a little pepper in a z...