Recipe courtesy of EatingWell.com

Five-Spice Scallops

You could also serve the scallops over Asian salad greens dressed with sesame oil and rice vinegar for a simple dinner.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

1 pound large dry sea scallops, quartered (see Note)

2 teaspoons canola oil

1 teaspoon five-spice powder (see Note)

1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Toss scallops with oil, five-spice powder and salt. Broil on a baking sheet until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with toothpicks.
  3. Note: We prefer "dry" sea scallops (not treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops treated with STP ("wet" scallops) are mushy, less flavorful and will not brown properly.Often a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, five-spice powder was originally considered a cure-all miracle blend encompassing the five elements (sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, salty). Look for it in the supermarket spice section.
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