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Aug 19, 2015
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CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SCALLOPS

My friend Stacy gave me a little box with these little things that looked like cucumbers or watermelons, but they are Mexican sour gherkin cucumbers. As you bite into these cucumbers you find out very fast that they taste like English cucumbers with a hint of tangy lemon flavor. Mexican cucumbers, which are also known as cucamelons, have a savory taste and they are firm with a crunchy exterior. So, I had this box in my hands and kept thinking what could we make with them. We decided to make a cucumber salad, with red bell peppers, fresh cara cara orange slices, shallots and the most delicious pan seared scallops that Marilyn sears to perfection. I know that a lot of people get discouraged to pan sear anything, but don’t. Here is our first post that explains how to pan sear scallops. This salad is one of our lightest and most flavorful salads that we have ever made for the blog!!! It says summer all over it!! I can see my self eating this salad for awhile until I can’t stand it anymore. Tell me who hasn’t done this?!

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CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SCALLOPS

CUCUMBER SALAD WITH SCALLOPS
 
Ingredients
  • SALAD
  • 1 Cucumber, sliced and julliened
  • 1 Cara Cara orange, cut into segments
  • ½  of a red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • ½ shallot, minced
  • Mint leaves (garnish)
  • 10 Mexican sour Gherkin Cucumber
  • THAI ORANGE SALAD DRESSING
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 T. rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp. fish sauce
  • 2 T. mirin wine
  • 4 tsp. honey
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Set aside until ready to cook the scallops.
  2. Mix all ingredients until combined.  When scallops are ready, drizzle dressing over the salad.  Place seared scallops on top.

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Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Dini @ The Flavor Bender - 27/08/2015 - 18h37

    Those scallops are just perfect! They look beautiful 🙂 Those Mexican cucumbers sound really interesting too – I will have to try and find it!

    • Those little cucumbers are delicious!! I’ve never seen them too. I believe that we can find them at Whole Foods…

      Beijos e Tchau!

      Ludmilla

  2. Judy@ImBoredLetsGo - 27/08/2015 - 19h01

    Wow, I’ve never seen or heard of those little Mexican cucumbers before! Love this salad, so beautiful and I bet every bit as delicious!

  3. Ilona @ Ilona's Passion - 27/08/2015 - 19h45

    Delicious salad. I love these oranges, it compliments so well with cucumber:)

  4. This is a beautiful dish and the citrusy sweet and tangy flavors are making me hungry.

  5. Stella @ Stellicious Life - 28/08/2015 - 05h34

    Beautiful and so colourful photos it make me want to take up a fork and taste it right away!

  6. LydiaF - 28/08/2015 - 06h52

    I’ve seen those little cucumbers before but haven’t tried them. I love the way they look in the salad with those gorgeous scallops.

  7. Germaine Waters - 28/08/2015 - 07h27

    I love that you have kept the ingredients as unprocessed as possible. This salad looks fresh and delicious and I bet it is

  8. Hillary @ 918 Plate - 28/08/2015 - 09h51

    Wow, this is a great idea! Your scallops look delicious. I love the combination of salty and sweet and hot and cold!

  9. Deepika@EasyBabyMeals - 28/08/2015 - 14h01

    Wow, this salad looks so refreshing. Love the pictures too. They are beautiful.

  10. Oriana @Mommyhood's Diary - 29/08/2015 - 20h11

    So colorful and summery!! I love it. I need to find those Mexican sour Gherkin Cucumber and make this soon.

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