Pan Seared Scallops with Sesame Sauce and Cellophane Noodles

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces cellophane noodles
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops, about 12
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
Directions
  • Soak cellophane noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, until tender. Strain and set aside.

  • While the noodles are soaking, in a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops and season the tops with black pepper. Cook 2 minutes, until golden brown. Flip with spatula and cook 2 more minutes, until second side is golden brown. Add soy sauce mixture to pan and bring to a simmer, for 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and scallops are cooked through and have an opaque color.

  • Serve half of the scallops over all of the cellophane noodles and top with scallions. Reserve remaining scallops for salad, if desired.


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