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Florida Seafood Recipe

Sautéed Bay Scallops with Warm Tropical Relish

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Tropical Relish  
1/2 cup fresh mango, diced
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 cup fresh papaya, diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup red pepper, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup green onion, sliced
1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  salt to taste
  fresh cracked black pepper to taste
 
Bay Scallops  
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 pound fresh bay scallops
  salt to taste
2 tablespoons shallots, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  fresh cracked black pepper to taste
 
Preparation  
Combine first 12 ingredients for Tropical Relish and let stand for 30 minutes. Pre-heat saute pan over medium high heat; add olive oil, salt and pepper scallops. Place seasoned scallops in saute 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.

Yield
4-6 appetizer portions

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