I love scallops and was looking for something to replace my go to risotto accompaniment, since the wife and I are cutting way back on carbs. This recipe was perfect. I made it exactly as stated, well, I added some lemon zest too. The nuts gave it the right amount of crunch and the serranos are a much more consistent source of heat than jalapenos. I did not grill them, but used a grill pan. Perfect summer meal to use up extra cucumbers!
Chile-Crusted Scallops with Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad of cucumbers and roasted cashews makes a nice contrast to these smoky scallops. You can make the salad and scallop skewers up to 8 hours in advance; cover separately and store in the refrigerator until you're ready to grill.