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Sautéed Bay Scallops scallop
with a Warm Tropical Relish

Tropical Relish
½ cup fresh Florida mango, diced 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
½ cup fresh Florida papaya, diced 2 Tablespoons fresh Florida lime juice
¼ cup sweet Florida red pepper, diced 1 Tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup Florida green onion, sliced 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped   salt to taste
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped   fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Bay Scallops
2 Tablespoon olive oil ¾ cup dry white wine
1 pound Fresh Florida bay scallops   salt to taste
2 Tablespoons shallots, chopped   fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon Florida garlic, chopped    

Combine first twelve ingredients for Tropical Relish & let stand for 30 minutes. Pre-heat sauté pan over medium high heat; add olive oil, salt and pepper scallops. Place seasoned scallops in sauté pan and let sear without stirring for approximately 1 minute; add shallots and garlic and stir. Add wine and reduce liquid by half. Add relish, quickly stir and remove from heat. Serve Immediately!

Serves 4-6 appetizer portions.