Seared Summer Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Try saying that three times fast! This recipe is not only a troublesome tongue twister, it’s a tantalizing treat for your taste buds. This lightly spiced and seasoned dish from is great for flavor lovers who want to try something new this summer. With its combination of pretty papaya, cheerful red bell pepper, and lively green minced jalapeño, this colorful dish not only tastes good, it looks gorgeous!

You can personalize this recipe to your liking by adding salt, ground pepper, or cilantro. Take it up a notch by mixing in other ingredients such as chicken or fresh-caught fish like this a five-star reviewer who stated, “I mixed this with small chunks of Chilean sea bass. Everyone loved it. I can't believe how simple this was and how amazing it tasted.”

Trying to watch your summer figure? Good news: scallops are big on flavor, low on fat, and they’re a tasty source of protein! Plus, they provide many nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B12 which is imperative for overall cardiovascular health, according to

So, whether you’re cooking on a busy weeknight, or in need of a dish for a special occasion, this 35-minute recipe is perfect for those with little time to spare.

1 small papaya - peeled, seeded and chopped1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 Red Bell Peppers 1lb
1/2 red onion, chopped
Loose Red Onion 1 Lb
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound sea scallops

In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno onion, lime juice, cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Set aside.
In a large sealable bag, combine flour, black pepper, and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add scallops and shake to coat.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add scallops; cook and stir until golden. Serve scallops over papaya sauce.