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Grilled Scallop Tacos with Smashed Avocado and Charred Corn Pico

This quick taco filling is perfect for weeknight dinners. Smashed avocado and charred Corn pico brings a rich, earthy flavor to these seafood scallop tacos.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 5 minutes
    •    Cook time: 25 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    3 scallions
    •    Lime wedges
    •    1 tbsp olive oil
    •    1/2 tsp black pepper
    •    1 large, ripe avocado
    •    1 to 2 jalapeno chiles
    •    1 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
    •    1 1/4 tsp kosher salt, divided
    •    8 (6-in.) corn tortillas, warmed
    •    2 ears fresh corn, husks removed
    •    1 pound fresh, dry-packed bay scallops (30/40 count)
    •    1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (leaves and tender stems)


  1. Preheat grill to medium (about 450°F). Toss together the scallops, olive oil, black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a large bowl until scallops are evenly coated; chill until ready to use.

  2. Grill the corn, scallions, and jalapeños, turning often, until charred and tender and the corn begins to release its juices, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from grill; cool 5 minutes.

  3. Cut corn kernels from cobs into a medium bowl; discard cobs. Finely chop the scallions; add to the corn kernels. Remove stems and seeds from the jalapeños. Finely chop jalapeños, and add to corn and scallions. Stir in cilantro, lime juice, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt.

  4. Cut avocado in half; scoop avocado pulp into a bowl. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and mash with a fork until mostly smooth.

  5. Grill scallops in a hot grill pan until grill marks appear, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

  6. Spread each warm corn tortilla with avocado mixture; top with 4 or 5 grilled scallops and a spoonful of corn pico. Serve with lime wedges.

This great family recipe is thanks to myrecipes Recipes at


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