Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Stir-Fried Scallops in Chilli, Red Peppers and Onions

Seafood in the UK is quite pricey, so actually finding good quality seafood is a catch. I tend never to buy it in supermarkets as I can never see how good the quality is. But, Marks & Spencer here in the UK somehow lives up to its expectations. I was able to find scallops for a bargain. Not too bad considering how difficult it is to find good seafood here in London supermarkets.

I like my seafood simple and this recipe is just that.

1 packet of fresh scallops (20 pcs or about 800grams)
Scallop marinade:
A dash of sesame oil
a tsp of freshly ground black pepper
a tsp of chilli flakes

A dash of soy sauce

1 whole red pepper - deseeded and julienned
1 whole yellow onion - sliced into rings
Salt and pepper to taste
additional sesame oil

  1. Firstly marinade your scallops and set aside.
  2. Next heat up your pan with some vegetable oil and a little bit of salt. Then add in the yellow onions and stir fry til fragrant and fully sweated.
  3. Add in the scallops and quickly fry not letting the scallops stick to the pan. Allow to fry for about 2 minutes.
  4. Next add in the red pepper and stir fry til slightly soft. Add a dash of pepper and salt to taste before finally adding in some sesame oil.
  5. Dish out quickly and serve piping hot with white rice and a vegetable accompaniment.
This dish literally took less than 30 minutes. If you don't like scallops, replace it with fish cut into bite sized pieces or prawns. Not a seafood fan? Then chicken can also be used.

Looking for crabs now,
The Innovative Baker

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