Spicy Lime Scallops

Spicylimescallops

My happiness meter runneth over this week!  Fresh, wild scallops with great friends.  Could it get any better?

I LOVE scallops but am so afraid to cook them.  I get flashbacks of Gordon Ramsey yelling at poor souls on Hell’s Kitchen.  What is the rubbery mess?????  Thankfully I had help with this one.  I think I may be confident enough now to give them a whirl – maybe. These were absolutely the best, the sauce is to die for. Seriously, try them!

Spicy Lime Scallops
 
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Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs fresh, wild scallops
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ¼c high quality olive oil
  • ½c cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 100g coconut cream (about ½ a package)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl add lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, coconut aminos, red pepper flakes and scallops. Mix and marinate for 30 min in fridge.
  2. Melt coconut oil in skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. In a single layer arrange scallops in skillet. Add 1 tbsp of coconut cream. Cook scallops until the edges appear to break apart slightly. Remove scallops from heat and place in a serving dish.
  4. Repeat above until all scallops are cooked. On the last cook cycle, add all the marinade and coconut cream to the skillet.
  5. Toss cooked scallops gently.
  6. Serve with asparagus and mashed turnips.

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