Smoked Scallops in Avocado Halves
Serving Size / Yield
- 1 hard-cooked egg
- 2 Tbs. plain yogurt
- 3 Tbs. lime juice
- 6 Tbs. fruity olive oil
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 2 large avocados
- 1/4 C. finely diced sweet red bell pepper
- 1/4 C. finely diced celery
- 1 Tbs. finely diced red onion
- 6 oz. smoked scallops
To make the dressing, sieve hard-cooked egg. Mix with yogurt to form paste. Add 1 Tbs. lime juice. Add olive oil, a tsp. at a time, stirring until absorbed, after each addition. Stir in remaining lime juice and cayenne and season to taste with salt and additional lime juice if desired.
To serve, cut avocados in half. Remove pits and enlarge cavity. Dice removed avocado and combine with salad mix of sweet pepper, celery, onion, and scallops. Mound mixture into avocado halves.
Note: This dish is just as good and much simpler to eat if you slice the avocado, dicing some to add to the scallops and arranging the rest of the slices around or under the scallops. (Brush avocado slices lightly with lime or lemon juice to prevent discoloration.) Garnish with a thin slice of pepper and a sprig of parsley.
Yield: 4 servings
From: Charleston Seafood
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