Spicy Sesame Scallops

These Asian-influenced sesame scallops cook in less than 5 minutes. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables and sprinkle with sesame seeds for a healthy meal.


Serves 4

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Recipe Time

Total Time: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 151
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Protein 19 g
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 0.8 g
Carbohydrate 4.2 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 356 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg


12 large sea scallops (about 1 lb.), rinsed
1 tablespoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons Asian chili paste
Rice and steamed vegetables (optional)
Toasted sesame seeds


1. In a medium bowl, mix scallops, sesame oil, and salt. Let scallops marinate 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat broiler. Arrange scallops in a broiler pan. In a small bowl, combine chili paste with 1 tbsp. water. Spoon about 1/2 tsp. chili sauce onto each scallop.

3. Broil 4 in. from heat until scallops are opaque and chili sauce starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables if you like. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Cameron McIntyre, Los Angeles,


June 2009
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