Scallops With Spicy Garlic Sauce

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Total Time
15 mins
15 mins

Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills is as famous for its cooked Japanese fish dishes as it is for its stellar sushi. This scallop dish is a perfect example.

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  1. Note: Japanese bonito-type soup stock granules; sold at Asian markets.
  2. Cook asparagus in medium saucepan of boiling salted water 1 minute.
  3. Drain.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add mushrooms and garlic; saute until mushrooms are tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add onion; stir 1 minute.
  7. Add soy sauce, sake, hon-dashi and cayenne; simmer until sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes.
  8. Remove pan from heat.
  9. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in heavy medium skillet over high heat.
  10. Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  11. Add scallops to skillet and saute until almost cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  12. Add asparagus and toss until heated through, about 1 minute.
  13. Add sauce and simmer 1 minute.
  14. Divide between 2 plates and serve.