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Spicy Mango Scallops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Spicy Mango Scallops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

3 scallops with 1/2 cup rice and 2 tablespoons sauce: 371 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 447mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch, 1/2 fat.

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