PAN SEARED SCALLOPS OVER MANGO AVOCADO SALSA

This week, “The Young and the Restless” traveled over to “The Talk” when my character ‘Avery’ made a special appearance on the show.

But savy viewers of both shows might remember this is actually a real-life appearance I made last summer on the hit daytime talk show.

Here is Avery’s… I mean MY… recipe for the Scallops seen on “The Talk.”  I think it pairs so beautifully with a chilled Sancere wine.  Find me on Twitter or Facebook and let me know what you think.

PAN SEARED SCALLOPS OVER MANGO AVOCADO SALSA

Serves 2 people and makes about 2 cups of salsa

For the Salsa:

Ingredients:

1 mango, cut into medium dice

1 avocado, cut into medium dice

1/2 small red onion, cut into small dice

2 tablespoons jalapeno pepper, seed removed, diced fine

Juice of 1 lime

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients together in a medium bowl.  Toss gently with a spoon until mixed well.

For the Sea Scallops:

Ingredients:

1 pound large sea scallops

salt and pepper

1 tablespoon canola oil

Directions:

If not already done at your grocer, remove the small side muscle from the scallops (known as “the foot”)

Pat dry sea scallops with a paper towel and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Warm a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat.

Pour in canola oil to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.

Add scallops to pan, making sure they are not touching each other (crowding them will cause them to “sweat” and NOT brown.)

Cook scallops 2 minutes on each side.  (You might need to adjust: a little more time for extra large scallops or a little less time for smaller ones)

Serve immediately over the Mango Avocado Salsa with slices of French baguette on the side.

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