EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Seared Scallops

with Lemon and Ginger

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Seared Scallops

Seared Scallops - Simple and sophisticated in preparation and presentation

10 min.
20 min.
Ready in


for 4 servings
8 scallops (ready to cook)
8 Scallions
1 small Lemon
2 tablespoons Pickled ginger
2 tablespoons Canola oil
1 tablespoon Cultured butter
½ teaspoon Turmeric
50 milliliters Vegetable broth
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wok (or large pan), 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Plate, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Paper towel, 1 Tea strainer

Preparation steps

Step 1/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 1

Rinse scallops and pat dry, cut in half horizontally and season with salt and pepper. 

Step 2/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 2

Rinse scallions, shake dry and cut diagonally into pieces. 

Step 3/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 3

Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice over the scallops. Drain the pickled ginger in a tea strainer and cut the ginger into strips. Set the ginger aside for garnish. 

Step 4/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 4

Heat a wok (or large pan) and add 1 tablespoon of oil and the butter. Cook scallops for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside on a plate. 

Step 5/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 5

Heat the remaining oil in wok and cook scallions until tender, stirring constantly.

Step 6/6
Seared Scallops preparation step 6

Add the turmeric, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of vegetable broth to the wok. Bring to a boil, then add the scallops and simmer for about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with the ginger and serve.