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Sautéed Scallops with Kiwifruit, Avocado & Orange Relish
Courtesy of ZESPRI™ Kiwifruit
Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 5 Min.
Chill Time: 15 Min.
What you need:
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16 (10/20) Dayboat scallops (sea scallops)
3 GOLD kiwifruit, peeled
3 GREEN kiwifruit, peeled
3 firm, but ripe avocado
3 Valencia oranges, peeled and segmented (no seeds)
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chervill

Avocado Puree:
2 soft, ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
juice of 2 limes
olive oil (optional)
salt and white pepper to taste
What to do:
1. Dice the kiwis and 3 firm avocado; combine with orange and herbs; season with salt to taste and gently toss to mix. Reserve and chill.
2. Place the soft avocado and lime juice in a blender; puree until smooth, adding a bit of cool water if necessary to blend. Season with salt to taste, reserve at room temperature.
3. Season the scallops with salt and white pepper and sear in hot skillet with vegetable oil or clarified butter.
4. Serve the scallops by placing a spoonful of the avocado puree in the center of a plate, following with a neat spoonful of the kiwifruit relish, and topping each plate with two of the seared scallops. Drizzle with a bit of nice extra virgin olive oil to finish.

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