Serves 4 (2 tacos each)
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Ingredients

1-1/4 cup cashews
1/4 red onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Habanero chiles, diced (with seeds and spines removed)
1/4 cup peanut oil
3 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
3 Tablespoons water
1-1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon creme fraiche or sour cream
6 cups Napa cabbage, chopped
16 Alaska Weathervane Scallops
Olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste
8 Masa Harina or store-bought corn tortillas
Red leaf lettuce
1 avocado, sliced
Additional crème fraiche and chopped cilantro, for garnish
 

Directions

Slaw: In a food processor, purée cashews, onion, garlic and habaneros to a paste.  Blend in peanut oil, rice wine vinegar, water, cilantro, salt, pepper and creme fraiche.  In a large bowl, mix cashew cream with Napa cabbage; stir to coat. 

Scallops: Coat  Alaska Scallops with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.  Grill or sauté scallops in olive oil over medium-high heat, cooking about 3-1/2 minutes per side.  Cook just until scallops are opaque throughout. 

Heat corn tortillas in a dry cast iron pan to desired doneness. 

To assemble tacos: Place a leaf of red lettuce on each tortilla.  Top with two scallops and cover generously with slaw.  Top each taco with an avocado slice and a dollop of crème fraiche.  Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired.

Cook’s Tips: If desired, cashews can be chopped and sprinkled over tacos for added crunch.  This recipe is also excellent with Alaska Halibut!


Recipe by Bill Graney of Simi Valley, CA