Grilled Lime-Cilantro Scallops with Mango SalsaFeatured by Carmichael in the Gold Wine Club.
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
2 Teaspoons Grated Lime Peel
8 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
2 Mangos, peeled and diced with its juice
2/3 Cup Vidalia Onion, diced
½ Cup Chopped Red Bell Pepper
½ Teaspoon Cumin
½ Cup Fresh Pasilla Pepper
Salt, Garlic Powder and Freshly Ground Pepper
2 Pounds 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 three ingredients in a medium sized bowl to blend. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro. Transfer half of the mixture to a second medium bowl and add remaining cilantro to this second bowl. Reserve alternate half in first bowl for scallop marinade. Mix in mango, onion, pepper and cumin into remaining dressing in bowl two; season it to taste with salt and pepper and garlic powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Marinate scallops for about 10 minutes in the lime cilantro mixture 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 mango salsa alongside and serve with a glass of Carmichael 2007 Grigio e Bianco.