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Scallop, Frisée, and Kumquat Salad with Mango Dressing

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A delightful option for a light and wholesome meal, these ghee seared scallops are served with a frisée, red onion, and kumquat salad drizzled with a aromatic fruity mango dressing. Scallops are the filet mignon of the sea and you don't want to overcook them. Sear them in a cast iron skillet for 2 minutes, flip and cook one more minute. Make sure to thoroughly dry your scallops before seasoning and searing. They should be springy, not mushy (undercooked) or firm (overcooked) if properly cooked.

Mango Lime DressingSalad
  • 2 Organic limes
  • 1/2 Mango, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 50-100 ml Coconut water or water
  • 1/2 Chilli pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 150 g Frisée, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 200 g Kumquats, halved
  • 16 Scallops, fresh or frozen (thawed overnight in the fridge)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 clove Garlic, chopped
  1. Wash 1 lime with hot water, rub dry and finely zest. Cut both limes in half and squeeze out juice. Peel mango, cut flesh from stone.
  2. Place mango, honey, olive oil, coconut water, chilli pepper, lime juice and zest in a blender and process until smooth. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Depending on the desired consistency, add a little more coconut water if necessary.
  3. In a large salad bowl or plate, combine frisée, red onion, and kumquats. Add 2 tablespoons of dressing and gently toss everything together.
  4. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and season well with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat and add the ghee, swirling to coat the pan. Add in scallops and sprinkle the chopped garlic aside. Cook the scallops for 2 minutes. Flip the scallops and cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Remove from the skillet and add to the salad. Drizzle the ghee with garlic over. Serve immediately.

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Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 26/3/23 21:56 have me craving scallops! What a gorgeous salad, Angie!!!

Cooking Julia 26/3/23 23:23

This sweet and savory salad is full of flavors, and the scallops look perfectly cooked!

Tom 26/3/23 23:56

...I LOVE scallops.

roentare 27/3/23 00:02

Scallops are gorgeous to savour especially with the mango dressing

Brian 27/3/23 00:11

WOW, that looks really fabulous, yes, I'll have a plate please.

foodtravelandwine 27/3/23 02:32

It looks like a delicious combination!!.....I love scallops, but I don't use the in salads....wonderful idea!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

My name is Erika. 27/3/23 03:02

Yum-scallops. I'm not sure what frisee is, but this looks like a great warm weather meal. Happy new week Angie.

J.P. Alexander 27/3/23 03:28

Gracias por la receta. Se ve muy rica te mando un beso.

Margaret D 27/3/23 07:40

Looking very tasty we often eat scallops, if not in season they are frozen.

Lola Martínez 27/3/23 08:30

Buenísima ensalada, tanto en ingredientes como en aliño, el punto dulce del mango me encanta, y los componentes que lleva, aún más.
Un beso.

Rose world 27/3/23 10:52

This is one wholesome dish!!! Beautiful salad.

Rainbow Evening 27/3/23 12:06

familiar with mango and kumquat...
your salads sound delicious....

Sherry's Pickings 27/3/23 12:25

Ooh yes please i love cumquats and i love scallops. Looks fab!

DEZMOND 27/3/23 13:23

I have never understood the point of kumquat as it does not have any particular flavour to me, but I do ever so love its lovely orangy yellow colour! What is frisee, deary? That curly lettuce?

Nancy Chan 27/3/23 14:54

Sure looks delicious. I love kamquat and fruity mango dressing.

Angie's Recipes 27/3/23 15:14

@DEZMOND Yes, they require a lot of chewing...kumquat has such an intense citrus aroma, even stronger and better than mandarine.

Bill 27/3/23 17:29

Scallops are one of my favorites.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 27/3/23 17:41

Wonderful combination of flavors - scallops are fantastic

Królowa Karo 27/3/23 19:22

The mango dressing alone enchanted me.

Laura. M 27/3/23 22:04

Me gusta. Se ve estupenda. Gracias.
Un abrazo.

Hena Tayeb 27/3/23 23:02

Looks fresh and perfect for spring.

Chef Mimi 27/3/23 23:48

Oh my goodness this is a beautiful salad! I love the ingredients - such great flavors and textures

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 28/3/23 02:38

This salad looks so beautiful and elegant! I love pairing scallops with citrus notes, as well as with mango (or passion fruit), so I know this is definitely delicious!

Javier 28/3/23 10:29

No doubt, I think it is a tasty and completely original salad

speedy70 28/3/23 10:59

Mi piace molto la frutta nei salati, un piatto delizioso!!!

tigerfish 28/3/23 16:17

Love every component - scallops, kumquat, frisee and mango dressing ; and what's better than putting all of them together in this salad!

Anonymous 28/3/23 16:36

I love scallops, I bet they are delightful served this way!

Federica Simoni 28/3/23 16:46

che meraviglia questo piatto!

David 28/3/23 18:44

Angie, Just beautiful! Love quality scallops...nicely presented. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Pilar 28/3/23 19:22

Hoy nos dejas una receta deliciosa, un buen entrante para una comida importante. Las vieiras bien cocinadas son deliciosas y con todo el acompañamiento que les has puesto... receta de 10. Un beso

Anonymous 28/3/23 21:56

Your recipe is pure topicality Angie, love all the ingredients, and my cumquat tree is in flower again so I am bookmarking this one. I make marmalade normally with cumquats! Frisbee or endive, sounds perfect.

[Reply] 28/3/23 21:58

That last comment was from Pauline, Happy Retirees Kitchen, Angie, damn it , didn't realise it sent as anonymous.

Medeja 29/3/23 11:45

That dressing sounds just divine!

Raymund 31/3/23 11:20

Looks like a delicious, light and refreshing meal. Yum

Lowcarb team member 31/3/23 23:20

We do enjoy scallops, this recipe looks delicious.

All the best Jan

Eva Taylor 16/4/23 20:26

You've got such a nice sear on those beautiful scallops. This is a nice salad for the coming warmer days.


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