Pan-Seared Scallops On Ginger-Spiked Mango Sauce Recipe

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Everyone Can Cook EverythingThis combination of mango, lime and ginger brings one of my favorite molluscs to delicious new heights. Make a meal by serving with steamed rice and green vegetables.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


The Mango Sauce
  • 1 medium, ripe mango, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) freshly grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) brown sugar, or to taste
  • pinch crushed chili flakes
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
The Scallops
  • 20 large sea scallops
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 4 cilantro sprigs and lime slices for garnish
How to Make It
    The Mango Sauce
  1. Purée the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Transfer to a pot and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Keep warm over low heat until the scallops are cooked.
  2. The Scallops
  3. Season the scallops with the cumin, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat. Cook the scallops for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Sprinkle with lime juice and remove from the heat. Spoon the mango sauce on 4 plates. Arrange the scallops on top. Garnish and serve.

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