Seared Summer Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

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.”

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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.