Scallops with Sweet Cucumber and Mango Salsa

Scallops with Sweet Cucumber and Mango Salsa Recipe
Photo: John Kernick


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 477
Caloriesfromfat 17 %
Fat 9 g
Satfat 1 g
Cholesterol 56 mg
Sodium 518 mg
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 3 g
Sugars 18 g
Protein 34 g


1 cup long-grain white rice (such as jasmine)
2 mangoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 Kirby cucumbers or 1 regular cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon grated ginger
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops


Cook the rice according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the mangoes, cucumbers, ginger, lime juice, 1 tablespoon of the oil, the cilantro, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; set aside.

Rinse the scallops and pat them dry with paper towels. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until golden brown and the same color throughout, about 2 minutes per side. Divide among individual plates and serve atop the rice with the salsa.

Tip: Look for scallops that are translucent rather than stark white; they'll taste fresher. Some arrive in the store with the muscle still attached. A quick tug with your fingers before cooking will remove the muscle easily.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

September 2007
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