Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scallop Cravings

I've been really craving scallops for weeks now, so I was really excited when I saw some at the farmer's market. The guy at the farmer's market sells freshly caught fish so I knew it would be good. I wanted something simple that wouldn't take away from the taste of the scallops. I found this recipe that originally calls for tofu as the protein, but it sounded like it could be perfectly adapted for scallops.

Scallop "Sushi Bowl"
Inspired by 101 Cookbooks

(for one serving):
1/4 Cup rice
2 Scallops
1 Tablespoon orange juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 avocado sliced

Cook the rice according to the directions on the package.
Mix together the orange juice, lemon juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce.
Wash and dry the scallops. Season them with salt and pepper. When the rice is almost ready, Melt the butter on medium high heat. Cook the scallops 1-3 minutes on each side, depending on the size of the scallop. They will turn white instead of pinkish and when they are white all they way through, they are ready. When they are almost done, pour a few teaspoons of the dressing over the scallops. Mix the rice with as much dressing as you'd like and top with the scallops and avocado. Drizzle with a bit more dressing.

This was a perfect way to satisfy my scallop craving! The dressing was delicious really pulled together all of the flavors. A perfect, light dinner.


  1. Seriously made me want to go out and get everything to make this for dinner!!!

  2. Love scallops, there is no way this can't be good.

  3. Wow, those scallops look perfectly cooked! I'd love to eat some right this second.