• 5 Ratings

Delicious grilled scallop skewers on a bed of garlic tomato salsa sprinkled with cheese is the mouth watering dish of the year. Made with tomatillos, onion, garlic, cumin and salt, this salsa packs a flavorful punch, and delightfully compliments the subtle undertones of the paprika brushed scallops. Combine the fresh taste of grilled scallops with a made-from-scratch garlic and tomato salsa for an unforgettable dinner.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • If using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Thaw scallops, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry with paper towels. Thread four scallops onto two 10-inch skewers* that are parallel to each other, leaving 1/4 inch between scallops. Repeat with the remaining scallops and skewers to get four sets of skewers; place on a tray. Brush scallops with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with ancho chile pepper and smoked paprika. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, for salsa, in a food processor or blender combine tomatillos, onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and salt. Cover and process or blend until the consistency of a chunky sauce. Set aside.

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  • For a charcoal grill, grill scallops on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 2 to 3 minutes or until scallops are opaque, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place scallops on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.)

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  • To serve, spoon salsa onto serving plates. Top with skewers and sprinkle with cheese.

*Tip:

Threading the scallops onto two skewers helps keep them from rotating and falling off the skewers when grilled.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 2g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 100mg; sodium 1228mg; potassium 931mg; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 2g; sugar 2g; protein 43g; vitamin a 1069IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 36mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 313mg; iron 8mg.

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