Spicy Sea Scallop with Mimosa Vinaigrette

This delicious dinner will have your taste buds salivating for more.

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Impress your friends with this simple but elegant recipe of Spicy Sea Scallops and Mimosa Vinaigrette.  The heat from the Cajun rub on the scallop pairs well with the sweetness of the honey and orange.

You want to begin by making the Cajun Rub. This recipe can be used for any protein such as steak, tuna, chicken, and anything that requires a Cajun seasoning.

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Recipe

  • 12 U-10 Sea Scallop
  • Cajun Rub (Recipe below)
  • Mimosa Vinaigrette (Recipe below)
  • Mixed Greens

Preparation Instructions

  1. Using a non-stick skillet, lightly oil and get smoking hot. Pat dry scallops and season with Cajun rub. Pan sear approximately 1 ½ minutes per side, or until opaque.
  2. Lightly toss mixed greens with Mimosa Vinaigrette.
  3. Place a small amount of mixed greens on plate. Then place 3 Scallops on top and finish with a drizzle of Mimosa Vinaigrette.

Cajun Rub

2 ½ Tbsp Paprika

1 ½ tsp Cumin

1 ½ tsp thyme

1 tsp Fresh Black Pepper

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together.

Mimosa Vinaigrette

1/3 Cup Orange Juice Concentrate

¼ Cup Honey

2 Tbsp Champagne Vinegar

Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly reduced.

Chill

Joe Hanna
Joe is a graduate of L'eCole Culinaire in Memphis, TN. He currently works as a chef on the US Virgin Islands where he lives with his husband Brandon and their dog Dobber. He's a Gay Republican whose greatest passion is good food and the pursuit of truth.