2poundsLarge Sea Scallops- side muscle removed & patted dry
Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
1Hass Avocado– pitted, peeled & small dice
¼Red Onion– finely diced
1Jalapeno– seeded and finely diced
1TBSCilantro Leaves– roughly chopped
DashCrushed Red Pepper Flakes(optional)
VINAIGRETTE: (yield about 2/3 cup)
2Limes– juiced (about ¼ cup)
¼Heaping tspGarlic Powder
1/8tspGround Black Pepper
¼CupGood Olive Oil
Make the dressing: In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing. Whisk well until completely emulsified and combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Make sure you whisk the dressing well before using.
Make the salsa: In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salsa, except the corn. Season with a scant ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. Set aside.
Heat grill to medium-high (425°F to 450°F). Place corn on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until charred in spots and corn is cooked through, about 10 minutes total. Remove corn from grill and let cool slightly. Slice kernels off cob and transfer to bowl with salsa and gently stir to combine. Taste salsa and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper.
Grill scallops: Pat the scallops thoroughly dry with a paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Place scallops on grill and close the lid. Grill for 4 minutes or until the scallops are charred on the bottom side. Open the grill and use a thin fish spatula to flip the scallops. Close the lid and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until scallops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
To Serve: Transfer scallops to a serving platter. Drizzle scallops with the dressing and serve with salsa and any remaining vinaigrette on the side. Enjoy!
Please refer to the post for tips on purchasing scallops and tricks for perfectly grilled scallops!
Dressing will keep up to 5 days, covered in the refrigerator.
Salsa will keep up to 2 days, covered in the refrigerator.
Nutritional information is an approximation based upon 4 servings. Exact information will depend upon the brands of ingredients and precise measurements used.