Appetizers, Dips and Snacks: Appetizers and Tapas: Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

A colorful combination served as a main dish or as an appetizer.

Author: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: December 11, 2012

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 1-cup servings

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins


    1 small papaya, peeled, seeded & chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1/2 red onion, chopped
    2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    1 tsp minced jalapeño peppers
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    0.45 kg sea scallops
    1 dash of salt
    1 dash of black pepper, or to taste
    1 Tbsp olive oil


    PAPAYA SAUCE: In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red bell pepper, onion, lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeño. Set aside.

    SCALLOPS: In a large resealable plastic bag, combine flour, scallops, salt, and black pepper, and shake to coat.

    In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add scallop mixture; cook and stir until golden. Place scallops over papaya sauce and serve immediately.


    SERVED AS AN APPETIZER: Serves 8 (per appetizer serving: 86 calories, 2g fat, 10g protein, 6g carbs, 19mg chol, 173mg sodium)

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:172 cals
Kilojoules:718 kJ
Fat:4.4 g
Carbohydrates:12.5 g
Protein:20.0 g
Cholesterol:38.0 mg
Sodium:346 mg
Saturated Fat:0.6 g
Fiber:1.4 g
Calcium:44.0 mg
Total Sugars:4.3 g

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