Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

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Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 2


    • 1 small papaya, peeled, seeded, and chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 tsp minced jalapeno peppers
    • 1/2 red onion, chopped
    • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
    • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 lb sea scallops
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil


In a medium bowl, combine papaya, red pepper, jalapeno, onion, lime juice, and cilantro. Set aside. In a large re-sealable plastic bag, combine flour, salt, pepper, and scallops, and shake to coat.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and add scallops; cook and stir until golden. Place scallops over papaya sauce, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce
Serving Size 1/2 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 130
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 430mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 8g
Protein 39g  
Vitamin A 15%
Vitamin C 120%
Calcium 8%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 5
Fruit 1
Vegetable 1
Milk 0
Fat 3
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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