Spicy Sesame Scallops

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.

Sunset JUNE 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Total time:20 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Protein: 19g
  • Fat: 5.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.2g
  • Fiber: 0.0g
  • Sodium: 356mg
  • Cholesterol: 37mg

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