scallops with tomatoes and papaya

prep time:  10 minutes
cook time:  10 minutes
servings:  tbd

4 tablespoons canola oil
12 medium scallops
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup cherry tomatoes - cut in half
1 medium rip papaya - peeled and cut into bite sized pieces

1.  heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  add the scallops and sear, about 2 minutes on each side.  remove fro skillet and set aside.

2.  heat remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the skillet.  add garlic and cook for 10 seconds.  add the cumin seeds, paprika, coriander and salt and cook for 5 minutes.  stir in the tomatoes and cook until they are tender, 3 - 5 minutes.  add the papaya and cook for 3 more minutes.

3.  add the scallops to the sauce, coating gently.  serve with rice and shaved parmesan if desired.

- ladies home journal, march 2011

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