Scallops With Ginger

"The scallops are seared before they are poached over hot water. The secret of this recipe is the making of the scallops with a few further ingredients to complement the flavour of the scallops. A wonderful and easy to make chinese appetizer."
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  • For the dipping mix soya sauce and sherry in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle scallops with a little pepper.
  • Divide the green onion in white and green part. Cut both in very fine stripes. Cut ginger in very fine stripes.
  • Heat oil in a pan over high heat. The oil should be very hot (near the smoke point).
  • Put scallops into the pan an sear for about 30 to 45 seconds. Remove from heat.
  • Put scallops (seared side up) into the dipping and drizzle some dipping on top. Sprinkle ginger and the white part of the green onion over them.
  • Place a steamer basket in a suited pot and fill in just enough water, that it will not reach the steamer basket. Bring water to a boil.
  • Place scallops with onions and ginger on little pieces of parchment paper and put onto the steamer basket. Cover pot with lid and steam scallops for 5 minutes.
  • Take scallops out of the steamer and serve hot with onions and ginger on top and the dipping sauce. Sprinkle with stripes of green onions (green part).

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  1. I really like this recipe. I love scallops. I made it twice and, of course, it came out better the second time. Definitely not for picky eaters like my sister. I suggest making extra sauce for dipping and making even more scallops because 6 is just not enough. I put some jarred ginger paste that I had in my fridge in the extra dipping sauce and it was a nice compliment. I suggest serving with some hot ginger tea. It is amazing.
  2. These were AMA-ZING!!! Let me start by saying I never used to like ginger, and I had never had ginger in a prep like this before, and I love the kick it had. The scallops turned out beautifully. Perfect cooking times. I had always had my scallops seared in a pan only, I like the moistness the steaming added to it, and the way the steaming cooked the scallion and the ginger. And the dipping sauce was fantastic. I didn't do this as an appetizer, I made them for a meal for myself. And what a treat I had. Thanks Thorsten for posting this simple and fantastic little recipe.
  3. This is so wonderful. The ginger and other flavors are just amazing. I havn't had scallops in so long, this was a real treat.
  4. We REALLY loved these scallops as appetizers to a very special dinner for our anniversary! Lovely aromas in the kitchen and tasty ingredients that made us both smile!


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