Take an exotic escape to a tropical locale with this marvelous meal. Scallops — which are quick-cooking shellfish that are effortless to season — are tossed with a zesty lime cilantro marinade.
Spicy jalapenos add heat, juicy pineapple provides a sweetness, and chunks of avocado yield a creamy coolness. If you don't have an indoor grill pan, roast the skewers in the oven until scallops turn opaque.
This is a great dish to break out of a weeknight recipe rut, so get it now when you read more. 2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel Serves 4.
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro
2 small green and/or red jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/3 cup canola oil
16 sea scallops (about 1-1/2 lb.)
12 large fresh pineapple chunks
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 8 chunks
2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel