Hubby and I want to start eating more salads as entrees. I saw this in a recent copy of Cooking Light and thought we'd give it a try. Neither of us had ever cooked with sea scallops before, but they are really easy to cook.
This was a great salad but needed a little something more. Perhaps if we had mango chutney that would have provided what was missing (we used a sliced mango instead). Also, this salad will not keep well, so next time we'll make 1/2 the recipe for just the 2 of us.
Caribbean Grilled Scallop Salad (from Cooking Light) - Serves 412 large sea scallops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 tsp fish rub, divided
5 (1/2 inch) slices fresh pineapple
4 cups gourmet salad greens or mixed salad greens
4 cups torn Boston lettuce (about 2 small heads)
1/3 cup diced peeled avocado
2 Tbsp mango chutney - we didn't have any chutney, so we just diced a mango
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tsp olive oil
Prepare grill to high heat.
Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp fish rub evenly over scallops. Coat scallops with cooking spray. Place scallops on grill rack; grill 3 minutes on each side or until done.
Remove scallops. Add pineapple to grill rack; grill 2 minutes on each side. Remove pineapple from grill; chop pineapple.
Combine salad greens, lettuce, pineapple, and avocado in a large bowl.
Chop large pieces of chutney. Combine chutney, lime juice, olive oil, and remaining 1/2 tsp fish rub in a small bowl. Add dressing to salad, and toss well. Place 1 1/2 cups salad into each of 4 bowls. Arrange 3 scallops over each salad.