Pan Seared Scallops With Fresh Tomato Caper Salsa

"Quick and easy pan seared scallops with fresh tomato caper salsa. All ingredients are easily assessable at your grocery store. Recipe submitted for RSC #10"
photo by Chef floWer photo by Chef floWer
photo by Chef floWer
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  • Rub scallops with cumin, salt and pepper. Can sit in refrigerator from 5 minutes or longer up to 2 hours.
  • Quarter grape tomatoes, add capers, lemon juice, red onions, jalapeño peppers, brown sugar, cumin, salt, and pepper; toss lightly together in a small bowl.
  • Spray a skillet with non cooking spray, over medium heat, melt together butter, oil, and brown sugar.
  • Add scallops 4 at a time, searing and browning on one side, turning over at the end of 3 minutes, and brown on second side. Continue with last 4 scallops.
  • Place two cooked scallops on each plate, and top with fresh tomato caper salsa.

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  1. Review for Fresh Tomato Caper Salsa only: Great salsa topping for ID #288186 (tails removed) served over a bed of fancy greens. Just perfect for a hot summer night. Thanks for posting Andi!
  2. This was fabulous! I was looking for something quick and low cal and this was beyond my expectations! I just added more heat by using more jalepeno with seeds! Loved it and will make again and again!! Thanks!
  3. Delicious! Very flavorful salsa that does NOT overwhelm the scallops. A perfect combo and very pretty presentation. Thanks again, Andi!
  4. I was out in the garden today and didn't really feel like cooking but wanted a quick lunch. This was perfect! I kept to the recipe as written and really enjoyed every bite. It was just enough for me to adventure back to the garden. Thank you Andi of Longmeadow Farm
  5. this was very good and made good use of the contest ingredients.very similar to my own contest entry too, except mine used a fresh no cook sauce.


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