Char-grilled scallops with corn salsa

A light and summery dish of char-grilled scallops with a zesty corn salsa.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Char-grilled scallops with corn salsa
  • 36 scallops (900g), roe removed
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 corn cobs (800g), trimmed
  • 200 gram grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado (320g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 red onion (170g), chopped finely
  • 1 green capsicum (200g), chopped finely
  • 2 fresh small red thai (serrano) chillies, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh coriander
  • 8 x 15cm white corn tortillas
  • lime wedges, to serve
Lime dressing
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil


Char-grilled scallops with corn salsa
  • 1
    Combine scallops, garlic, juice and oil in a large bowl. Cover; refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
  • 2
    Make lime dressing. Place ingredients in a screw-top jar; shake well.
  • 3
    Cook corn on a heated oiled grill plate (or grill or barbecue) until browned lightly and just tender. When cool enough to handle, cut kernels from cobs. Combine corn kernels in a large bowl with tomato, avocado, onion, capsicum, chilli, coriander and dressing; season to taste.
  • 4
    Cook drained scallops, in batches, on a heated grill plate until browned lightly and cooked as desired. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.
  • 5
    Using tongs, place tortillas, briefly, one at a time, on grill plate to lightly brown both sides (work quickly as the tortillas will toughen if they are overcooked). Wrap tortillas in a clean tea towel to keep warm.
  • 6
    Serve scallops with corn salsa, tortillas and lime wedges.


You can soak unshucked corn cobs in a pan of cold water for an hour or so. Pull back the husks without removing them then remove the silk. Brush melted butter over the kernels then re-cover the cob with the husk. Put the corn directly onto a hot barbecue grill for 10 minutes, turning once; the result is delicious.

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