Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Salsa

Ingredients

  • 1 small papaya; peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour (both white and wheat work well)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound sea scallops

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large sealable bag, combine flour, black pepper and salt. Add scallops and shake to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook and stir until golden.
  4. Serve scallops over a bed of arugula or spinach and topped with papaya salsa.

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