Pineapple and Scallop Skewers

Grill skewers of fresh pineapple, rich avocado and tender scallops for a quick and easy meal that takes your taste buds to the tropics.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
20 mins
Grill:
8 mins
Stand:
15 mins
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Pineapple and Scallop Skewers

Ingredients
1/4
cup lime juice
1/4
cup snipped fresh cilantro
2
small green and/or red jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1/3
cup canola oil
16
sea scallops (about 1-1/2 lb.)
12
large fresh pineapple chunks
1
avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 8 chunks

Directions

  1. In a small bowl combine lime peel, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, sugar, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil until combined; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine scallops, pineapple, and avocado. Toss with 2 tablespoons of the lime juice mixture. Let stand for 15 minutes*, stirring occasionally.
  3. Alternately thread 4 scallops, 3 pineapple chunks and 2 avocado chunks on each of 4 12- to 16-inch skewers.
  4. Grill kabobs on a well-greased grill rack directly over medium-high heat for about 8 minutes or until scallops turn opaque, turning once halfway through grilling. Transfer kabobs to a serving platter and serve with remaining lime juice mixture. Makes 4 servings.

From the Test Kitchen

Test Kitchen Tip:

Do not marinate longer, or scallops will get tough.

Nutrition Facts

(Pineapple and Scallop Skewers)
    Per serving:
  • 423 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 7 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 15 g monounsatured fat),
  • 56 mg chol.,
  • 572 mg sodium,
  • 19 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 8 g sugar,
  • 30 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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