Green Scallop Tacos

tacojunk November 19, 2016 Comments Off on Green Scallop Tacos
Green Scallop Tacos

Ingredients:

For the green herb salsa:

  • 2 garlic cloves, skin left on
  • 2 small jalapenos
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro, leaves only
  • 1 large bunch parsley, leaves only
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small
  • 1 medium haas avocado
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 tbsp water as needed

For the taco:

  • 16 fresh scallops (about 1 lb)
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 8 corn tortillas

Instructions:

  1. Toast the garlic and jalapeños in a dry skillet until golden. Remove from heat, peel garlic and seed the peppers. Combine with olive oil, cilantro and parsley in a small blender with just enough water to blend. Place in a bowl and combine with diced cucumber and avocado.
  2. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper. Heat a medium skillet over high heat, add 1/2 teaspoon oil and cook the scallops 4 at a time for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side, or until they become caramelized and the center is  – do not overcook. Set aside and repeat with the others.
  3. To serve, heat the tortillas on a separate skillet about 30 to 60 seconds on each side, top each with 1/4 cup sauce and 2 scallops. Squeeze some fresh lime juice on top and eat right away.

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