Glazed Sea Scallops with Wilted Napa Cabbage Slaw

2 servings
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Asian sesame oil
  • 3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 scallion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 pound sea scallops
  • Garnish:
  • Thinly sliced scallion greens
  • In a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, sesame oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

  • In a bowl toss cabbage, carrot, and scallion with 2 tablespoons soy sauce mixture.

  • Remove tough muscle from side of each scallop if necessary. Pat scallops dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a heavy non-stick skillet just large enough to hold scallops in one layer heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking and saute scallops until golden and cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer scallops to a bowl. Add remaining soy sauce mixture to skillet and boil until reduced to a glaze. Add glaze to scallops and toss to coat well. Keep scallops warm.

  • Add slaw to skillet and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, just until cabbage is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Season slaw with salt and pepper.

  • Serve slaw topped with scallops and garnished with scallion greens.

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