Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce42 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 35 min
“I made this for my husbands birthday, and it was a hit. We both ooohed and aaahed throughout dinner.” - by CSHORES
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno onion, lime juice, cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
- In a large sealable bag, combine flour, black pepper, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add scallops, and shake to coat.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook and stir until golden. Serve scallops over papaya sauce.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 223 cal
- 4.6 g
- 15.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (42)Rate This Recipe
"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..." See more 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 flavor to the scallops (which I choose not to coat with flour before frying)."
"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 t..." See morehe 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 with Goldy's Special Salad (found on allrecipes.com)."
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