Take a break from classic taco fillings with this scallop, herb and bell pepper taco recipe. Swap peeled raw shrimp for the scallops if you prefer.
Active Time: 35 minutes |
Total Time: 35 minutes
3/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup fresh oregano leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
2 medium bell peppers, halved and thinly sliced
1 pound large dry sea scallops (see Tips), patted dry, quartered
8 6-inch corn tortillas, heated (see Tips)
Place parsley, oregano, garlic, 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, crushed red pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the remaining oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in the pan, add scallops and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the herb sauce to the pan, remove from the heat and stir to coat.
Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup each scallops and peppers.
Per serving :
13 g Fat;
2 g Sat;
9 g Mono;
27 mg Cholesterol;
30 g Carbohydrates;
18 g Protein;
5 g Fiber;
694 mg Sodium;
543 mg Potassium
Look for “dry” sea scallops. “Wet” scallops, which have been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP), are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly. Some scallops have a small white muscle on the side; remove it before cooking.
Warming tortillas prevents them from cracking and breaking. Here are three ways to warm your tortillas:
In the oven: Wrap stacks of 8 tortillas in foil; place in a 375°F oven for 10 to 15 minutes.
On the stove: Turn a gas or electric burner on high. Using tongs, slide one tortilla at a time over the burner for a few seconds, alternating sides, until it’s softened and beginning to char. Cover tortillas to keep warm.
In the microwave: Wrap a stack of 8 tortillas in a barely damp, clean kitchen towel (or paper towel); microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds.