Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus

  2. 2 tablespoons 8 slices bacon

  3. 1 1/4 pounds sea scallops

  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  5. 1 ripe papaya , peeled, seeded and diced

  6. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  7. 1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper

  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt Freshly ground black pepper

  9. 1 cup prepared quinoa

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray . Prepare one cup of quinoa according to package directions. When cooked, stir in 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro . Cover and set aside. Halve bacon slices crosswise and wrap slices around 1 pound of the sea scallops. Secure with wooden picks, if necessary. Heat oil in a large, oven- proof skillet over medium heat. Add all the scallops and cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Place skillet in oven and bake 5 minutes, until scallops are cooked through (opaque). While scallops are cooking, prepare papaya sauce . In a small bowl, combine diced papaya, 2 tablespoons cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, and cumin . Season with salt and black pepper. Remove 2 cooked scallops from the pan and reserve in refrigerator for another recipe Serve remaining scallops with quinoa and papaya sauce.


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