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Grilled Sea Scallops on Tortilla Chips with Avocado Puree and Jalapeno Pesto

2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted & coarsely chopped
3 T red onion, chopped
Juice of 2 limes
2 T canola oil
¼ C chopped cilantro
kosher salt & ground pepper to taste
20 blue tortilla corn chips

Combine avocados, onion, lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt & pepper in a food processor until smooth. Spread about 1 tablespoon puree on tortilla chip, top with a flash-fried scallop and top each scallop with the jalapeno pesto.

Jalapeno Pesto

1 ½ C cilantro
6 jalapenos, grilled, peeled & chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 T pine nuts
salt & pepper
½ C extra-virgin olive oil.
Process al but the oil and then add gradually until emulsified.

From Bobby Flay’s Grill It, PotterPublishing, 2008.