Grilled Scallops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa
Recipe courtesy Wolfgang Puck


 Serves: 4 to 6 appetizer servings or 3 main course servings


15 large sea scallops
1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper
Kosher salt
Teriyaki or barbecue sauce, optional
Pineapple salsa, recipe follows


Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

Place the scallops on paper towels to blot dry. Thread 2 skewers through 5 scallops. Repeat 2 more times. Sprinkle mint and rosemary over the scallops. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil generously over the skewered scallops. Grind black pepper over the skewered scallops. Drizzle more olive oil over top and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Season scallops with salt. Oil a hot grill and place the skewers over high heat for about 2 minutes on each side. At this point, you may brush on teriyaki or your favorite barbecue sauce. Serve immediately over pineapple salsa.

Pineapple Salsa:

1 pineapple, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices

2 red onions, peeled and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices

3 green jalapenos   (See Sally’s Notes!!)

2 red jalapenos

Extra-virgin olive oil, for coating

1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves

1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley leaves

1 lime, juiced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Oil your grill. Place pineapple slices onto hot grill for 4 minutes on each side. Gently toss the onion slices and jalapenos in olive oil. Place onto the hot grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from grill. Peel skin off of jalapenos. Cube the pineapple, removing the inner core. Cube the onion and mince the jalapenos. Combine all of them with the chopped herbs in a large bowl. Add lime juice and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

Sally’s Notes:  I dialed way back on the jalapenos.  I only used 2 and it was still VERY spicy and I like spice.  You can always add more if 2 is not enough for you or omit them if. It still will taste great and may be more kid friendly.  Also you may want to make the salsa in advance to give the flavors a chance to blend.  You can easily make this on a grill pan, I did.  I really liked this dish. Very easy to make.