Seared Scallops with Asian Lime-chile Sauce

Recipe by Dawnab
READY IN: 26mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak skewers in water 30 minutes.
  • Pound garlic, chile, and sugar to a fine paste with a mortar and pestle.
  • Stir paste together with vinegar, fish sauce, water, and lime juice.
  • (Alternatively, purée sauce ingredients together in a blender.) Pat scallops dry.
  • Thread 4 on each skewer then brush both sides with oil (2 teaspoons total for 4 skewers).
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Brush a 12-inch nonstick skillet with remaining teaspoon oil and heat over high heat until hot but not smoking.
  • Sear scallops, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 6 minutes total.
  • Serve scallops with sauce spooned over.
  • Cooks' note: Sauce may be made 1 day ahead and chilled, covered.
  • Bring to room temperature before serving.
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