Makes 4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

jcooks123's Review

July 17, 2010
Very easy and really good especially if you love Thai coconut dishes. Served this with basmati rice.

cannonbeach's Review

September 23, 2009
I love this recipe its so simple and so good. I know when you make it you will love it & it will be a hit with your family and friends.

booclarendon's Review

February 18, 2013
It's not bad but I think it would be a lot better if the scallops were sautéed first instead of poached. They came out too chewy. The sauce itself is good though. I'll attempt to make it again because its quick and easy

mkecupcakequeen's Review

June 25, 2010
So bland - a miserable disappointment from amazing ingredients. It could be better, but I don't know that I would invest the time or money to fix it.

how to fix the recipe!

May 11, 2017
I was like how can it be bland with chili flakes, lime, fresh basil and fish oil in it?  Recipe seemed to have a lot of potential.Well I agreed with the other reviewer it is bland so I fixed it:I added 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp sugar and used have half coconut and half regular milk. And seared the scallops rather than poach.The first two is needed to bring out the flavors already there and the last gives it a more silky taste.Not many recipes for scallops unfortunately and I was desparate to try something other than seared scallops, as I bought 4 lbs on sale for $11/lbs on sale!  lol