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Grilled Lime-Cilantro Scallops with Mango Salsa


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 mango, peeled and diced with its juice
  • 1/3 cup diced vidalia onion
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • Canola oil for brushing on grill


Prepare barbecue or gas grill, clean grates and oil them with canola oil. 

Heat grill to medium-high. 

Whisk first four ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro. Transfer 1 tablespoon to small bowl, add remaining cilantro and reserve. Mix mango and onion into remaining dressing in medium bowl; season it to taste with salt and pepper. 

Marinate scallops for just 10 minutes then place them on the grill. Cook until a crust forms, about 3-4 minutes, then turn and cook on the other side until cooked through and a crust forms on the other side, about 4-5 more minutes. Transfer scallops to plates. Spoon salsa alongside.

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