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Marinated Scallops

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Ingredients
  Limes 2
  Fresh jalapeno/1 canned jalapeno, rinsed and drained 1 , washed and patted dry
  Purple onion 1 Medium
  Green bell pepper 1 Large
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Jalapeno juice 1 Tablespoon (If Using Canned Jalapeno)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and minced
  Ground oregano 1 Pinch (Preferably Mexican)
  Ground cumin 1 Pinch
  Bay scallops 1 Pound
  Wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Freshly ground pepper To Taste
  Leaf lettuce leaves 8
  Crushed red pepper flakes To Taste
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Squeeze lemon to extract juice measuring 3 tablespoons.
2) Cut jalapeno into 1/8-inch-thick slices.
3) Slice onion thinly.
4) Halve, core, and deseed green pepper and cut into 1/2-inch julienne.

MAKING
5) In a large skillet mix lime juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, jalapeno slices, jalapeno juice, garlic, oregano, and cumin and bring to a boil over medium heat.
6) Mix in scallops and simmer on reduced heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to medium-size bowl.
7) Place skillet on medium heat and add remaining olive oil. Stir in onion and green pepper, and saute for 5 minutes.
8) Take away from heat and add vinegar, salt, pepper and lend.

SERVING
9) Line 4 serving plates with lettuce and top with scallops. Pour sauce over scallops. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Ingredient: 
Scallop
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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