What better way to unwind than with good food and good company? Sounds like the perfect night to me. My best friend in Boca, Kristy, who is also from South Jersey (we worked together and moved here a year apart) and I decided to have a girls night. But, instead of going out to eat, we thought we’d do the cooking ourselves. After choosing scallops as the main course, I went to work looking for the perfect recipe. Browsing through countless foodie sites, I finally came across the winner: Scallops with mango & blood orange vinaigrette. Now, we didn’t serve it in spoons as shown so our version isn’t as cute as the dish pictured there, but it still tasted absolutely amazing. We also couldn’t find blood oranges, so we used a Florida navel orange instead (very appropriate). The heat from the cayenne pepper and the citrus from the orange and mango are the perfect complement to the delicious sautéed scallops. We used about a pound of large scallops and it was just enough for the two of us. As for the vinaigrette, I based the measurements according to our flavor preferences. Simple ingredients — raspberry vinegar, cayenne, salt, pepper, chives, chopped mango & orange, juice from the orange and a little bit of lemon juice —make for one seriously flavorful dish.