GRILLED SCALLOPS WIH MELON-AVOCADO SALSA

So easy and delicious, the prefect first course.  I found the recipe on the Food and Wine web site (foodandwine.com).  The original recipe calls for honeydew melon, but those are hard to find in these parts.  The famous melons of Cavaillon abound and work perfectly.  Serves four.scallops

Finely grated lime zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling

1 1/2 pounds melon, rind removed and cut into 1/4 inch dice (2 1/2 cups)

1 Hass avocado cut into 1/4 inch dice

Sal and frshly ground  pepper

2 pounds large sea scalllopsscallops.2

Light a grill.  In a large bowl, combine lime zest and juice with the 1 tablesoon of olive oil  Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the diced melon and avocado. Season salsa with salt and pepper.

Drizzle scallops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Grill over moderately high heat, turning once, until nicely charred and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.  Transfer scallops to plates, spoon salsa alongside and serve.

If you try this, let me know how it turned out.  Maybe you even have a better idea to improve it — but trust me, it’s good.

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