Pomelo Scallops

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Pomelo Scallops
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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2
Servings
250
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 1/2 Cup tamarind juice
  • 1/4 Cup fish sauce
  • 1/2 Cup distilled white vinegar
  • Sugar, to taste

For the salad

  • 1 small bunch cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 small bunch cilantro roots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon lime juice
  • Sugar, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup frisée
  • 1/4 Cup diced pomelo segments
  • 1/4 Cup diced lime segments
  • 1/4 Cup diced orange segments
  • Vegetable oil or cooking spray, for coating the grill
  • 4 medium-sized diver scallops

Directions

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.

Pomelo Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Pomelo Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
27g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2.3%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Protein
10g
21%
Carbs
43g
14%
Vitamin A
94µg
10%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
14.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.8%
Vitamin C
40mg
66%
Vitamin D
0.5IU
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
69µg
87%
Calcium
98mg
10%
Fiber
5g
19%
Folate (food)
68µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
68µg
17%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
121mg
30%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
243mg
35%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
676mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8.4%
Sodium
3162mg
100%
Sugars, added
8g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14%
Zinc
0.8mg
5.4%

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