Pomelo Scallops

Pomelo Scallops
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Pomelo Scallops

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Pomelo Scallops

Pomelo, a large citrus fruit similar to grapefruit, is paired with perfectly seared scallops in this refreshing seafood appetizer dish that's perfect for an elegant backyard grill party. Look for fresh diver scallops, if possible, which have superior texture and flavor to frozen scallops.

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For the sauce

Combine the tamarind juice, 1/4 cup fish sauce, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Season with sugar, to taste. Heat until the sauce begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.

For the salad

Place equal parts cilantro and cilantro root in the bowl of a food processor together with the garlic and white onion and blend together. Add the fish sauce and lime juice. Season with sugar, to taste. Blend until fine. Mix this dressing with the frisée, and the pomelo, lime, and orange segments. Plate as desired.

Preheat the grill over medium heat. Coat the grill with vegetable oil or cooking spray, and sear the scallop for about 2 minutes, turning periodically. Add 1 tablespoon of the scallop sauce on each piece, and cook for another 30 seconds on both sides. Plate the scallop on top of the fruit and salad, and garnish with cilantro.


Calories per serving:

231 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Low Fat Abs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 1g 1%
  • Carbs 47g 16%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 5g 19%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 0g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 11g 21%
  • Cholesterol 12mg 4%
  • Sodium 3,128mg 130%
  • Calcium 101mg 10%
  • Magnesium 123mg 31%
  • Potassium 754mg 22%
  • Iron 2mg 12%
  • Zinc 1mg 6%
  • Phosphorus 247mg 35%
  • Vitamin A 121µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 48mg 81%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 14%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 17%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 72µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 15%
  • Vitamin D 1IU 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 110µg 137%
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