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May 4, 2011

Recipe Wednesday - Scallops with Sweet Hawaiian Sauce

Mini Scallops with Sweet Hawaiian Sauce

This is super easy and tasty...I promise!!
Sweet with a hint of heat. 
What's even better?? 
It's healthy!

What you'll need:

  • Edamame - Steam bags are the easiest!
  • Minute White Rice - you can use brown if you want, but I hate the texture of brown rice.
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper - julienne cut
  • Crushed Red Pepper flakes - 1 teaspoon
  • Zuchinni - 1 medium sliced into quarters
  • Carrots - sliced baby carrots
  • 1 bag of mini scallops - I bought a bag of the frozen kind from our local grocery store. 
  • Chicken broth - 1 cup
  • olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • salt 
  • pepper
  • garlic powder - saved me time from having to mince a couple of cloves
  • ground ginger
  • Lawry's Hawaiian Marinade - greatest stuff I have ever had!! YUM!!

Ok...here we go. 

Take 1 tbsp of olive oil and heat in a large skillet.
Add thawed scallops and brown over medium heat.
( I did this with them still frozen .. they are hard to brown that way. 
So starting with them thawed will work a lot faster and better)
 Make sure you don't over cook them. 
It should only take you about 7-10 minutes for them to cook.
While they are cooking season with salt, pepper, garlic, and ginger.
Leave out the red pepper flakes until later!!
Also start your rice by following the directions on the box or using a rice cooker
and add the edamame to the microwave (or however you cook them)
This way it the rice and edamame should be done by the time your scallops are.

Remove the scallops from the heat once they are done by placing them  in a separate bowl.
Add remaining olive oil in skillet and saute the sliced bell peppers, zucchini, and carrots.
Season with salt and pepper.
cook until almost tender and then add the chicken broth, scallops, and crushed red pepper
and let simmer until broth has evaporated all most all the way.

Once the broth is almost gone you can go ahead and prepare your plate.
Place rice in a bowl, add the scallops and vegetables, top with edamame
(make sure to remove them from the shell :)
and drizzle with the Hawaiian marinade.
For extra crunch add some of those crunchy low mien noodles.

Take the remaining edamame and sprinkle with a small amount of salt
and place on a table and watch your kids devour them.
Well, my 3 year old son does anyways.
He tells me "I got your mommy" with a mischievous grin... 
since he can't say edamame.
So precious!!


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