Peking Scallops

    25 min

    Scallop dish with water chestnuts and a spicy sauce. Serve with boiled rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 4 tablespoons white wine
    • 4 tablespoons peanut oil
    • 2 spring onions, chopped
    • 650g fresh scallops
    • 250ml fish stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 (225g) tin of sliced water chestnuts, drained
    • Hot chilli sauce, to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a small bowl dissolve cornflour in the white wine. Set aside.
    2. In a large frying pan, heat oil until almost smoking. Remove the frying pan from heat and add spring onions. Return the frying pan to heat and cook, stirring constantly until the scallions are soft.
    3. Add the scallops to the frying pan. Cook the scallops for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    4. Add stock to the frying pan and continue stirring. Stir in ginger and water chestnuts. Add salt and red pepper or hot sauce to taste.
    5. Stir in the mixture of dissolved cornflour and white wine. Turn the heat to high and cook the mixture until it thickens.

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    Great! I added some veggies and served over red rice.  -  08 Apr 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is by far one of the best scallop recipes I have ever tried. It was so easy to do and taste great!  -  22 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    4.22.18 We know that we also eat with our eyes and, visually, this dish was not appealing, simply anemic looking, unfortunately. Taste was pretty good, but I think this would greatly benefit from the addition of some snow peas or some thinly-sliced red bell pepper, anything to give it a pop of color. Followed the recipe except for using fresh ginger root (just because I had it on hand) instead of ginger powder. I used small bay scallops instead of large sea scallops and served over basmati rice. Certainly was super easy to make, and I’m going to give it one more try adding some additional vibrant/colorful veggies.  -  22 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)