Scallops With Spicy Garlic Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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