Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What's Cookin? Miso Seared Scallops with Baby Bok Choy & Snow Peas

Okay this recipe didn't turn out quite like I excepted. My scallops were previously frozen. I didn't let them sit out long enough and didn't pat them dry enough. I ended up with steamed scallops that was missing that good sear. Nevertheless, the rest of the recipe turned out great. I love the miso dressing and may use it for a salad dressing too!

Miso Seared Scallops with Baby Bok Choy & Snow Peas
Yield: 2-3 servings

2 Tbsp yellow miso
2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tbsp mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
1/2 tsp. grated peeled fresh ginger
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided
1/2 tsp. sesame oil, divided
4 baby bok choy, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1-2 c. snow peas, tips removed and tough strings removed
12 large sea scallops, patted dry

1) In a small microwaveable bowl, whisk together the miso, rice vinegar, mirin, fresh ginger, soy sauce and sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. water to the bowl and blend well, add more sugar if needed. Set sauce aside.

2) Boil a pot of water and blanch snow peas for 2 minutes. Remove peas from water and dip into an ice bath to stop cooking. Drain peas in a colander.

3) Heat 1 tsp. vegetable oil and 1/4 tsp. sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add baby bok choy and stir fry until wilted. Add snow peas and toss well. Remove from heat and plate vegetables onto a serving platter.

4) Pat dry scallops and season with salt and pepper. Add remaining 1 tsp. vegetable oil and 1/4 tsp. sesame oil to the same skillet. Add scallops to the pan and sear scallops until brown and just opaque in center, about 1 and 1/2 minutes per side. Remove pan from heat. Place scallops on the bed of baby bok choy and snow peas.

5) Microwave sauce for 15 seconds or more, until just warm. Drizzle sauce over scallops and vegetables. Serve warm.


scrapper al said...

Looks yummy!

meemsnyc said...

Yum, love scallops. This looks amazing.

thyme2garden said...

If you didn't tell us that your scallops didn't turn out just right, I would have never noticed from the picture. This dish looks really delicious!