Pineapple Fusion Scallops


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I have been craving scallops for a while now! Since the weather has started to warm up it was the perfect time to come up with a new recipe!

Typically you’ll either find a butter, garlic & wine reduction recipe or a fried recipe for your scallops. This one is neither & I’m really pleased with how it turned out & know you will be too!

The pineapple and mango reduction fuses beautifully with the scallops! Sweet, sweet harmony with a little kick thrown in at the end (cayenne)! You’ll look like a rock star in the kitchen when you serve this dish up!

Save a slice of your Pineapple and use it as a mini platter for your scallops & garnish with flat leaf Italian Parsley or for an even more dramatic presentation serve your scallops in their natural shell. Remember to keep your scallops refrigerated until you’re ready to cook them. These are the larger variety of scallops, so I think 3-4 per person should be plenty. I had 12 in my pound of scallops. Seafood is readily available in my coastal area, but if you don’t have access to fresh scallops you could certainly use frozen. A nice wild rice pilaf & white wine would go beautifully with the scallops!

Leave a comment letting me know what flavors you like to fuse with your scallops?

Baci!


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Pineapple Fusion Scallops

What you’ll need:
1 lb of fresh sea scallops
1/2 cup Fresh Pineapple – chopped
1 cup Mango Nectar
1 good size pinch Cayenne Pepper
1/4 cup Honey
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
S/P
Fresh Flat Leaf Italian Parley – optional

What to do:
In a sauce pan over medium heat combine pineapple, a dab of olive oil & mango nectar & reduce by half. Season with salt & pepper. Add in cayenne & honey. Stir well. Transfer mixture to food processor and pulse until you reach a somewhat smooth consistency. Allow to cool.

While sauce mixture is cooling add a few turns of olive oil to your skillet & heat over medium high heat. Season scallops with salt & pepper. When olive oil is hot, add your scallops to skillet. Allow your scallops to sear before you turn them. Just a few minutes on each side. Plate your scallops and generously put the sauce mixture on top. Garnish with fresh flat leaf parsley

Buon Appetito!

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32 Comments

  1. 1

    Stumbled upon your beautiful food blog tonight and I must say the pineapple fusion scallops looks so goooood!

    I look forward to sharing recipes and if either of us are lucky we will retire in Italy and cook until our beautiful hearts are content.

    ciao

    • 1.1

      Ciao Gloriana! Thanks 4 visiting! These are really quite tasty! Retiring in Italy sounds like a beautiful plan! Ah, one day!

  2. 2

    Looks beautiful! I don’t normally make scallops… I think I will have to expand my horizons and give them a try.

    • 2.1

      Ciao Jen! Well then you have to give them a try & be sure to let me know what you think! They’re really easy peasy!

  3. 3

    Those look and sound amazing…usually the ONLY flavor I use with scallops is BUTTER!

  4. 4

    Looks and sounds wonderful! Lovely presentation.

    • 4.1

      Thanks Ann! These are so quick & easy & are just bursting with flavor! Hope you’ll give them a try!

  5. 5

    Love how simple and tasty scallops are!

  6. 6

    What a beautiful presentation of your dish! It looks delicious, even before I read the ingredients. This sounds like a nice soon-to-be-summer dish!

    • 6.1

      Thanks Alta! This one tastes as good as it looks! & it couldn’t be any easier!

  7. 7

    Look delicious! Love the Pineapple flavour with fish, meat, in a salad and now… i think in fusion Scallops too!

  8. 8

    Impressive!! What a wonderful looking dish and I am sure the taste matches the look!! Incredible!

    • 8.1

      Thanks Cathy! I was really happy with the way this one turned out. Most of my recipes are dictated by what’s fresh at the market that day & on this particular day it was fresh pineapple & big beautiful juicy scallops! Voila! Hope you’ll give it a go!

  9. 9

    I love scallops and these look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them out :)

  10. 10

    This looks great! Fun yet luxurious! I consider myself a vegetarian now, but every once in a while I do eat fish or shellfish. This will definitely be on my ‘treat myself’ list.

  11. 11

    Love the recipe and the photos. What are you using to take them?

  12. 12

    Fantastic dish! I’m jealous of how beautifully browned your scallops are – mine always look pale and bland . . . [sigh]

  13. 13

    These look LUSCIOUS!!! I love scallops – and these look perfectly wonderful. I’ve only ever browned mine with butter and garlic – but I’m thinking next time I’ll try some lime!

    This is a beautiful blog – your pics make me hungry! =)

  14. 14
    Amanda /

    This recipe was fabulous! I made it a little different…left out the honey and used fresh mango and pureed it, then made the reduction. Mint and cilantro went well as a garnish, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. 15

    Paula! I made this last night and and thought I’d died and gone to heaven! My husband was speechless! I would like to know if I could “borrow” the picture you have posted on your blog providing I give you your due credit?! I always (ALWAYS) take pictures of all new dishes with a step by step instuructions for ohers and post on my blog. However, in a rush to get the meal on the table I did not get a picture of the succulent scallops in all their beauty. If you have an issue – I can wait until I make it again – which I’m sure will be sometime in the near future. Big hit!! :)

    Great blog!

  16. 16

    Very nice Recipe and Composition. I definitly will test it the next days. Photos look great too!

    Greets from Cologne…

  17. 17

    Paula – many thanks for permission to use your photo. I’m curious, how could I imprint my photos with my “name”?? I think that’s a great idea!

  18. 18
    Tim Warmington /

    Paula,you are my hero,I made a deal with my wife,she cooked the 1st 25 years now it’s my turn.I am not a good cook,I built an outdoor kitchen so I grill a lot.I think with your helpful recipes I can make it ok.She sure is loosing weight,she looks great!Now I just have to make her something that’s worth eating.I grabbed your scallop recipe and your eggplant,her favorites.I’ll let you know how it goes!Ya’ll keep savin my wife,I’ll keep tryin.Thanks ,Tim

  19. 19

    wow looks amazing 5 star

  20. 20

    I’ve been craving scallops and like you say.. Plenty of wine reduction (allergic to wine) plenty of fried (the only way I know how) so this looks really fantastic! I live in the northeast US and we have a glut of scollops right about now so this will help! Thanks!

    • 20.1

      Thanks Mike! These were so tasty! If you like scallops you might like my Scallops Francaise as well!

  21. 21

    Oh… My…
    Will be trying these as well….!
    Lovely looking dish, Paula…!

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