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Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle

Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle make an impressive appetizer. No one needs to know how quick and easy it is to make.

Cooked scallops on endive lettuce leaves topped with pineapple salsa.Do you love seafood? I do with a couple exceptions. I don’t care for oysters, and have never been a huge scallop lover. So, when I was brainstorming for new recipes, I was completely shocked when this recipe for Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle started formulating in my little pea sized brain.

Cooked scallops on endive lettuce leaves topped with pineapple salsa.I love having friends over and always plan on an appetizer or two to kick off the evening. Sometimes they are simple and sometimes I like getting a little fancier. This recipe would come under the fake-out fancy category. They are so fast and simple to make, but I think they look fancy.

A close up a cooked scallop garnished with fresh parsley.Another thing I like about the ingredients in this recipe is that they are available year round, even in the frozen tundra of Nebraska. I served this recipe in endive lettuce leaves by shaving just a bit off of the bottom of the leaf so that they would stand up. The endive also makes a great vessel to hold the yummy salsa and delicious plum wasabi sauce. I drizzled this sauce on. John poured this sauce on. Man is it good. It starts off sweet and then you get the “OH MAN” from the wasabi. I’m a wimp with the hot stuff so went middle of the road. You can adjust it to your tolerance. I also wanted the flavors balanced and not all about the wasabi.An Endive lettuce leaf filled with a cooked scallop and pineapple salsa.
This appetizer is delicious hot or cold, so they can be made in advance and assembled before guests arrive or when you want a nice light lunch. They are delicious with a glass of white wine too!

Row of Scallops on endive leaves
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Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle

Scallops with Pineapple Salsa and Plum Wasabi Drizzle make an impressive appetizer. No one needs to know how quick and simple it is to make.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh scallops rinsed and dried
  • 2 endive washed and leaves separated
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or vegetable oil

Pineapple Salsa

  • 1 cup pineapple diced
  • 1 tbsp shallot finely diced
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh grated
  • 1/2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Plum Wasabi Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Plum Sauce found with the Asian ingredients
  • 1/4 tsp prepared Wasabi prepared
  • 1/4 tsp soy sauce

Instructions

  • Combine the salsa ingredients together and the plum wasabi sauce ingredients together. Set aside.
  • Wash and dry scallops. Salt and pepper both sides. In a skillet, heat oil over a medium-high heat, until an added drop of water sizzles. Add scallops, and cook on the first side for 2 minutes. Don't attempt to move them until it is time to turn them. Cook on the other side for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from the skillet.
  • Fill each leaf with pineapple salsa. Top with a scallop and drizzle with plum wasabi sauce.
  • Can be served hot or cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3250IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.5mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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An Endive lettuce leaf filled with a cooked scallop and pineapple salsa.
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Aida

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Scallops are such a hit or miss, and you've definitely hit the ball out of the park with this one! They almost remind me of ants on the log visually. I bet wasabi adds a little bit of needed spiciness. Great job!

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 17th of February 2016

Thank you so much Aida! I totally agree with you on the hit or miss. I can't say I was ever a fan, but I sure enjoyed these and will make them again. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such kind comments.