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    Margarita Scallops

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    25 mins

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    Savory seared scallops, sizzled in a margarita made with tequila, lime and chiles. Served at Chevys Fresh Mex in San Diego.

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    1. 1
      Place all the ingredients, except the scallops and olive oil,in a blender or food processor.
    2. 2
    3. 3
      Taste the mixture and add more jalapeno as desired.
    4. 4
      Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside.
    5. 5
      Rinse the scallops in cold water and pat dry.
    6. 6
      In a non-stick saute pan oer high heat, heat the olive oil just until smoking.
    7. 7
      Add the scallops to the saute pan and seaar well without stirring or tossing.
    8. 8
      Add the citrus mixture to the pan and bring to a boil.
    9. 9
      When the liquid reaches a boil, turn the scallops and cook for 1 minute more.
    10. 10
      Remove the scallops, cover to keep warm and reduce the sauce to half its original volume over high heat.
    11. 11
      Divide the scallops among the plates.
    12. 12
      Pour the liquid from the pan directly over the plates.
    13. 13
      Garnish with lime wedges and cilantro.
    14. 14

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 14, 2008


      As a true lover of cilantro, it pains me to say this, but the cilantro overpowered the sweet delicacy of the scallops in this recipe. The scallops were perfectly cooked, and I loved the margarita/cilantro sauce, but just not together.

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    • on July 26, 2007


      I've had these at Chevy's. Now I have an excuse to thaw those huge sea scallops in the freezer. Thanks Grego!! As always your recipes ROCK!!!! T.J.

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    Nutritional Facts for Margarita Scallops

    Serving Size: 1 (277 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 263.4
    Calories from Fat 39
    Total Fat 4.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.5 g
    Cholesterol 37.4 mg
    Sodium 480.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 27.6 g
    Protein 20.0 g

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