Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa

These Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa is the purest meal I made in a very long time. What do I mean?

Like a virgin, this meal is untainted. I didn’t alter the flavors, I didn’t put an unnecessary twist on it. I didn’t do…anything. It is simply scallops and, as the name suggests, salsa. You can look at this plate and see everything that went into it. Even the love! Hehe, yeah…I went there.

Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa

Ok, let’s get one thing straight. I am not lazy. Well, maybe at times but not today. The simplicity in this dish is a result of respect for the ingredients. Every now and again I have to keep myself from over complicating food. Sometimes ingredients need help and sometimes they need to be left alone. This is one of those times where it is best left unchanged (here is another). The flavors and textures of the salsa were natural. Even the scallops can be eaten raw but I, like 99% of you guys, love it seared and basted with butter. Gloriously golden butter.

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So why make this now? I know it is winter and people are craving some real hearty foods. If you are one of them then stay tuned, I have some coma inducing scallop recipes coming up next week. Until then, this is for the “New Year’s Resolutioners.” Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa is light, refreshing and a great excuse for why you will inevitably end up eating that chocolate sprinkled doughnut that your coworker bought in (personal experience speaking here). Diet or not, this is the perfect meal!*

Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa

*Almost perfect; this doesn’t apply to you if you are allergic to shellfish, avocados, mangoes, or if you want to be full to the point of stomach pain. Each serving will only be enough to fill a small child or an abnormally large squirrel. Solution=make more. Um…duh.

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Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa
Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 Minutes 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 Minutes 15 Minutes
Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa
Scallops with Avocado Mango Salsa
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 Minutes 15 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 People 10 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 Minutes 15 Minutes
Ingredients
Scallops
Salsa
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. 10-15 minutes before cooking, take the scallops out of the fridge and pat them dry on some paper towels.
  2. Finely dice half of the avocado, half the mango, and red onion. Use the other half for plating...or not, it's your choice.
  3. Mix all the salsa ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Lightly season the scallops. In a pan over med-high heat, add in the olive oil and then the scallops. Season the other side. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Flip the scallops over, turn the heat down to medium and throw in the butter. Baste the scallops with the melted butter while cooking for 30 seconds to a minute.
  6. Remove from the pan and serve.
Recipe Notes

Everything you need to know about scallops HERE

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