The New Year has APWU craving big flavors. We could eat this this roasted jalapeño salsa on about anything but it’s amazing on a seared scallop! Hit up the seafood counter on your way home and make these tonight!

Seared Scallop with Roasted Jalapeño Salsa

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 lb large sea scallops
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced jalapenos, deseeded
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • salt taste
  • scallion to garnish


Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan and add jalapeños. Lightly salt. Sauté until just fork tender and remove from heat.  Add sautéed peppers, lemon juice, and lime juice to a food processor and pulse until it is the consistency of a chunky salsa. Salt to taste and set aside until ready for serving.

Preheat olive oil in a large cast iron pan to medium high.  Rinse scallops and thoroughly pat dry. Add scallops to the pan and sear undisturbed for approximately two minutes until they become visibly golden brown around the edges. Turn scallops to the other side and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes. Plate scallops and top with jalapeño salsa and green onion garnish. 


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 707kcal Calories from fat 372
% Daily Value
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 1785mg 74%
Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 56g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g