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    Seared Scallop Thai Noodle Soup

    Seared Scallop Thai Noodle Soup. Photo by Maito

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    Maito's Note:

    We loved this! If you want it spicy, leave some of the seeds of the chiles in. The cabbage blends into this soup. Try whatever veggies you like in it. I like to eat the pieces of ginger and lemon grass, but some people might set them aside in their bowl. The lime leaves have a unique and delicious flavor, but if you can't find them, you could try making it with lime zest. If you don't like scallops, shrimp would probably be a good substitute. Based on a Ming Tsai recipe.

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    1. 1
      Prepare noodles according to package directions. Some rice noodles you soak in cold water, others in hot water, others you boil briefly.
    2. 2
      Heat a wok or large saute pan on high with 2 tsp of canola oil. Saute ginger, onion, chiles, lemon grass and lime leaves until soft, about 3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add carrots and cabbage and cook 2 more minutes. Add shiitakes and cook an additional minute.
    4. 4
      Add fish sauce and chicken broth. Simmer about 15 minutes, to let liquid reduce a bit.
    5. 5
      In the last 5 minutes of cook time, heat a small skillet on medium with 1 tsp of canola oil. Dry and season scallops with a light sprinkle of salt and chile powder. Pan sear approximately 3 minutes per side.
    6. 6
      Add lime juice and white pepper to broth and check for seasoning. Be careful not to add too much white pepper, as it is pretty potent. Add noodles and scallions to broth and heat.
    7. 7
      Serve noodles topped with scallops and basil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2008


      great recipe. i used vegetable broth with pho noodles and it is delicious. will probably try less broth next time.

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    • on May 23, 2008


      This soup bursts with flavour and is so easy to throw together. I had to make some substitutions but it worked out just fine. I used 2 tsp of minced ginger (jar), 1 tsp lemon grass herb paste, 1 tsp lime zest and for the lime juice I used 5 Tbsp in total. Used regular mushrooms and a mix of sliced leeks and green onions instead of scallions. I ended up using a package that was a mix of small shrimp and prawns and we loved the combination in this soup. The joys of living up north when finding the right ingrediants can be hit & miss. Thank you for sharing this recipe - we'll be enjoying this a lot on rainy days and cold snowy ones too.

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    • on May 10, 2008


      This was very yummy! The scallops were to die for, and the soup itself was very tasty. I used galangal instead of ginger. The only ingredient I couldn't find was the lime leaves. I would probably use a little less lime juice next time - my limes were big and gave me quite a bit of juice, so I should have added it gradually. Thanks for a great one!

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    Nutritional Facts for Seared Scallop Thai Noodle Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (962 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 569.0
    Calories from Fat 82
    Total Fat 9.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 27.2 mg
    Sodium 2346.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 90.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.1 g
    Sugars 10.1 g
    Protein 30.6 g

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