These flavourful morsels are a gift from the sea. The mild flavour of the scallops infused with the sweet and spicy flavours of the other distinctive ingredients produces a mouthwatering dish. SERVES 2
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, mnced
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
2 large peaches, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
2 pounds or (1.2 kilograms) of sea scallops
Juice from 1/2 lime
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add shallot and cook for two minutes. Combine with ginger and stir for half a minute.
Place peaches in the skillet and continue cooking for three minutes, stirring at the halfway point. Remove peach mixture and place in a small bowl. Cover to keep warm.
Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to skillet. Place scallops in a single layer and cook for four to six minutes, turning once. Return peach mixture to pan, covering shallots evenly. Remove from heat and drizzle with lime juice.