Scallops. Who doesn't like scallops? People who have never tried scallops. For someone who rarely makes seafood, or at least nothing more than baked fish, this was a surprisingly easy recipe. And quick. Scallops and sauce were done in under 10 minutes.
I apologize for the lack of pictures. I just plain forgot to take some! But you'll do fine without.
You will need:
1 pound sea scallops (about 15-18)
2 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 deseeded chilli pepper, mince OR 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon orange extract or orange liqueur
Place the scallops on a paper towel and pat them dry. This is an important step to help them sear properly.
In a large skillet or frying pan, heat enough sesame oil to coat the pan over a high heat. Place scallops in a single layer in the pan and sprinkle generously with pepper. Cook until golden brown and flip over; about two minutes per side. Remove scallops from pan and set aside.
Using the pan you cooked the scallops in, saute the ginger and garlic over a medium heat for about a minute. Add pepper, orange juice, soy sauce, zest, and extract to the pan. Boil until sauce thickens, stirring often. Takes about 3-5 minutes.
Serve sauce over the scallops. Excellent with a side of garlic green beans.
~ The Pink One