Scallops in Coconut-Basil Sauce

Scallops in Coconut-Basil Sauce Recipe


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living


2 (14-ounce) cans unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 pounds sea scallops
1 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


Combine first 4 ingredients in a 12-inch, straight-sided skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low or until mixture simmers. Add scallops; cover and poach at a light simmer, adjusting heat as necessary, for 8 minutes or until scallops turn opaque.

Using a slotted spoon, remove scallops from skillet; place in a shallow dish or individual serving bowls. Cover with foil. Boil coconut-milk mixture over high heat, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until reduced to 1 1/2cups. Stir in fish sauce and basil; spoon over scallops.

January 2003
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