Citrus Jumbo Scallops

Seared scallops are glazed in a quick pan sauce of Cholula Chile Lime, citrus, & tequila making for a fresh and spicy salad everyone at the table will be craving more of.

Servings: 2


  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cholula® Chili Lime Hot Sauce
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • 8 jumbo scallops
  • 4 ounces spring mix salad


  • 1 Place citrus juices, sugar, Chili Lime Hot Sauce, green onion, cilantro tequila, garlic and salt in blender container. Cover; process on high speed until well blended and smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add scallops; cook about 3 minutes on each side. Reduce heat. Pour sauce from blender over scallops in pan. Cook 1 minute longer or just until sauce is heated and scallops are cooked through.
  • 3 Divide greens among 2 serving plates. Top with scallops and drizzle evenly with sauce from skillet to serve.

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