Scallop & Cashew Slaw Tacos

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
Recipe from Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute

Instructions

1.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.
2.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.
3.Heat corn tortillas in a dry cast iron pan to desired doneness.
4.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.

Every day is Taco Tuesday with these Scallop & Cashew Slaw Tacos from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Bonus: they are ready in 30 minutes or less!

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