Grilled Scallop Teriyaki Salad

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

Asian flavors blend for a tasty main course salad. The quality of the dressing is highly dependent on your choice of teriyaki sauce. We like Trader Joe's Soyaki. Updated 6/11/09 to clarify that chow mein noodles are commercially fried, prepared noodles. Marinade and dressing are the same.

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Directions

  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Whisk teriyaki sauce, lime juice, ginger and garlic together in a bowl. Reserve half the mixture for the salad; pour the rest over the scallops in a resealable plastic bag. Marinate 20 minutes, chilled.
  3. Blanch broccoli and peas in boiling salted water for 1 minute. Transfer to ice water, then drain. Toss blanched vegetables in a large bowl with remaining ingredients and reserved dressing (marinade). Add dressing a little at a time, tasting after tossing - you may not want to use all the dressing, as it can make your salad too salty (depends on your brand of teriyaki sauce.
  4. Grill scallops until cooked through, 2-3 minutes per side, brushing with marinade. Remove from grill and serve on top of salad.
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4 5

I have to say this isn't my favorite way to have scallops, but because as dianegrapegrower states, teriyaki quality varies greatly, I don't want to discourage other people from trying it. Perhaps I might like it better if I had a different type of sauce. I used 1/2 Lawry's teriyaki basting sauce and 1/2 Kikkoman's teriyaki sauce. I didn't like the tang that those sauces gave it. Also, the salad had three different temperatures that I wasn't crazy about. The cabbage and carrot part was pretty much room temperature, the blanched broccoli and peapods were cold, and the scallops were warm. I would allow the broccoli and peapods to come to room temperature next time. I did like the number of veggies in the salad, as well as the crunch from the chow mein noodles and the peanuts. This is a great idea. I would just make the above changes the next time I make it.

4 5

I really liked this one. I'm glad there are left overs for lunch tomorrow! It is an easy, quick, healthy (veggie packed) dish!! Next time I will add double the broccoli. My only complaint would be that the directions were a little a bit confusing (no mention of cooking the chow mein or adding the reserved marinade.)

5 5

Great salad. I loved the marinade! The scallops were nice and sweet and the salad was crunchy. Great recipe! I love the photo!