Marinated Asian Seared Scallops & Jicama Slaw

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Last Updated on November 13, 2019 by Chef Mireille

Asian Seared Scallops, Jicama SlawFor this week’s contribution to Cookbook Cooking Challenge, I am using a cookbook I have had for many years, but this is my first time utilizing it for the blog. It’s  Williams-Sonoma cookbook on Asian food, with a focus on fast food. The book is divided into three sections – one for 15 minutes recipes, one for 20 minute recipes and one for 30. This recipe is from the 30 minute section.

As usual, I did make a few minor adjustments. I did not have any white miso, so I instead used Korean soybean paste. However, the Korean soybean paste has a more intense flavor, so I decreased the quantity. I also changed the ingredients for the slaw, based on what I had on hand. Jicama is one of my favorite veggies to have on hand for the summer. Although it is a root vegetable and can be enjoyed in hearty stews and curries, it has such a clean and fresh taste it works great as an addition to salads and stir fry.

Marinated Asian Seared Scallops & Jicama Slaw

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon Korean soybean paste
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 lb. sea scallops

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup peeled and grated carrots
  • 2 cups peeled and grated jicama
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil, divided

In a bowl, combine soybean paste, mirin, salt and ginger. Stir to combine. Add scallops and toss to coat. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine carrots and jicama. Toss to combine.

To make dressing, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and salt. While whisking continuously, slowly add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add this dresing to carrots and jicama. Toss well to combine.

In a skillet, heat remaining oil until very hot. Add scallops and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes, until well seared. Flip over and cook on the other side, until well browned, another 1-2 minutes.

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Serve scallops with the slaw.

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It’s a light and fresh meal…perfect to enjoy on a hot summer day!

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Marinated Asian Seared Scallops & Jicama Slaw

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon Korean soybean paste
  • 1/4 cup mirin
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • 1 lb. sea scallops
  • Slaw Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cup peeled and grated carrots
  • 2 cups peeled and grated jicama
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons peanut oil divided

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine soybean paste, mirin, salt and ginger. Stir to combine. Add scallops and toss to coat. Leave to marinate for 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine carrots and jicama. Toss to combine.
  • To make dressing, whisk together the vinegar, sugar and salt. While whisking continuously, slowly add 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add this dresing to carrots and jicama. Toss well to combine.
  • In a skillet, heat remaining oil until very hot. Add scallops and cook on one side for 2-3 minutes, until well seared. Flip over and cook on the other side, until well browned, another 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve scallops with the slaw.
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