Talk about quick and easy. This will take you about 20 minutes from start to finish, but all of the bright colors and the zestful flavors will delight the senses and she will think it took you hours to prepare this wonderful appetizer.

Ingredients

1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced fresh mango
1/2 cup peeled and diced cucumber
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
4 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound sea scallops, rinsed and drained

 

1. Combine the pineapple, mango, cucumber, bell pepper, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and set aside.

2. Heat a large, nonstick fry pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add half of the scallops to the pan; sear until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer the scallops to a warmed plate; set aside. Repeat with the remaining scallops.

3. Divide the scallops among four warmed plates. Spoon the salsa over the scallops, and serve immediately.