I always like fruits in savory dishes…back in Brazil during festive time like Christmas and New Year we always have turkey or ham with fruits, therefore serving savory dishes with fruits always remind me of my childhood.
Strawberries are everywhere…and they are at its freshest season. After making all kind of drinks with strawberries and eating them fresh or topped with condensed milk, I decide to make this simple and easy strawberry salsa, served with a simple flour coated hake and scallops. It was divide…so refreshing and so summery.
8oz fresh strawberry clean, hulled and cut in small pieces
2 tablespoons sweet onion, finely chopped
¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh lemon juice to taste
Jalapeno to taste, (optional, if you like it spicy, I did not add…this time)
1 hake, filet
4 scallops, large
Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl and chill for 1 hour before serving.
In a deep plate, mix the flour with fresh ground pepper and salt. Coat the fish and or scallop with the flour mix.
In a fry pan add the olive oil and pan fry the fish filet and the scallops. Make sure that you have both sides of the fish filet browned and fully cooked. Sear the scallops both side to your likeness.
Remove from the heat and top with the fresh strawberry salsa.
If you enjoyed this simple recipe of strawberry salsa you might want to check on Strawberry Frozen Yogurt or Soft Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce.
Did you know that 1 cup of strawberries contains all the vitamin C that you need for the day? Moreover, strawberries contain a combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, therefore many research support the benefit of strawberry in regards to prevention of cardiovascular disease, regulating blood sugar in type 2 diabetes and prevention of certain cancers.