Appetizers / Snacks
Sweet 'N Spicy Scallops with cashews
Sweet in taste and silky in texture, sea scallops are perfect for soaking up the distinct flavors of the smoky grill. “Dry” scallops are the best tasting, but you’ll most likely find “wet” scallops. The moisture in wet scallops might inhibit browning, but the sugary pineapple preserves counteracts that, while adding great flavor.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Brush grill grate with oil.
Whisk together preserves, chili garlic sauce, ketchup, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, oil, and pinch of salt in a bowl. Toss in scallops and marinate 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk together lime juice, granulated sugar, and pinch of salt in a separate bowl. Add pineapple rings; toss to coat.
Combine cashews, scallion greens, cilantro, 1 tsp. brown sugar, and ½ tsp. salt in a bowl.
Thread 3 scallops onto each of 4 skewers. Reserve marinade for basting.
Grill pineapple slices on both sides until grill marks appear, 3–4 minutes per side; transfer to a plate. Grill scallops until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side, basting with marinade every minute; transfer to a plate. Serve scallops with grilled pineapple and cashew mixture.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 41mg 13%
Sodium 1949mg 81%
Carbs 63g 21%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.