Ocean Prime Seafoods provides amazing jumbo sea scallops from off the east coast. They are tender and delicious and there are many ways to prepare them, but one of our friends provided the following recipe, and it was wonderful!
Pan-Roasted Scallops with Sesame Sauce
1 lb. Ocean Prime jumbo sea scallops
1 sliced green onion (white and green sections reserved separately)
2 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tsp)
2 Tbl low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbl rice vinegar
3 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 Tbl sesame oil
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp black pepper
- Remove scallops from the refrigerator, and bring them to room temperature (about 10 minutes). In a small mixing bowl, add the white onion pieces and the next 7 ingredients (through crushed red pepper); stir with a whisk to combine, and set aside.
- Warm the canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the scallops; sprinkle scallops with the black pepper. Cook scallops about 1 1/2 – 2 minutes on 1 side until golden brown. Using tongs, flip the scallops and cook 2-3 more minutes or until browned. Transfer scallops to a plate, and cover with foil. Keep the skillet on the heat.
- Whisk the sauce again, and add it to the pan. Cook until the sauce boils and thickens slightly (about 45 seconds); then remove the pan from heat. Divide scallops among 4 plates, drizzle some of the hot sesame sauce over each portion, and garnish with a sprinkle of green onion pieces.
This recipe is courtesy of http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/pan-roasted-scallops-with-sesame-sauce
(Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions)