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Spicy Mango Scallops Recipe

Spicy Mango Scallops Recipe

This sweet and spicy seafood combo gives off enough heat to make the whole family warm up to its great flavors! Be sure to buy the larger sea scallops for this recipe; cooking times would be off for the smaller bay scallops. —Nicole Filizetti, Jacksonville, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 12 sea scallops (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or canola oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup mango chutney
  • 2 cups hot cooked basmati rice
  • Minced fresh cilantro


  • 1. Pat scallops dry with paper towels. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and firm. Remove from pan.
  • 2. Add onion to same pan; cook and stir until tender. Add garlic and pepper flakes; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in pineapple juice. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Stir in chutney.
  • 3. Return scallops to pan; heat through, stirring gently to coat. Serve with rice; sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3 scallops with 1/2 cup cooked rice and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 371 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.