Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

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


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Yield: 4 x 1-cup servings

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  • 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
  • 1 lb 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)

Thanks to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 172 cals
Kilojoules 718 kJ
Fat 4.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.6 g
Cholesterol 38 mg
Sodium 346 mg
Carbohydrates 12.5 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 4.3 g
Protein 20.0 g
Calcium 44.0 mg
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