Foodie Adventures: Simple stir-fried scallops

A couple weeks ago a girlfriend and I decided to try cooking dinner rather than spend money going out to eat. The result was delicious and super fun! Cooking together is going to be my new go-to hangout night activity.

This recipe came from a new cookbook my mom bought me for Christmas: Chinese - a collection of 100 essential recipes. I'm not sure if it's super authentic, but the recipes have great color photos and don't look super complicated, so I'll keep working my way through it and let you know the authenticity later!

To maximize the flavour factor here, you'll definitely needs big scallops. Unfortunately, when we went to buy some, my grocer told me that the large scallops are super expensive now and they only stock the tiny ones. However, a little bird tells me that Costco still stocks the bigger, meatier ones!

  • 1lb scallops
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley (subbed in lots of cilantro!!)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
Combine lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, ginger, fish sauce and garlic into a bowl and stir to dissolve honey. Add scallops and toss to coat. You'll already note the amazing smells coming off this sauce!

Heat a wok over high heat for 3 mins.  Add oil and heat for 30s.  Add scallops and sauce, with cilantro.  Sitr constantly, cooking for 3mins. Be very careful not to overcook scallops or else they will become very tough.  Scallops should be tender and white, with no translucent color.

Serve with hot rice.  This sauce tastes AMAZING on rice!

Serves: 4

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  1. That looks so yummy!! Someone needs to invent smell-o-vision!! hahaha

  2. i love scallops. I can almost smell the cilantro and the lemon juice.

  3. wow!!!! looks super super yummie!! Let's have a cooking dinner date sometime too Jordana~ ^-^

  4. that bubbly sauce looks amazing. Like everything all caramelized together.

  5. That looks incredible! Scallops are one of my faves. Thanks for sharing!


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