Asian Spicy Scallops

Scallops are a delicious starter in a seafood menu. In this Asian version, the spiciness of jalapeño peppers, combined with the typical flavor of soy sauce and coriander provide a wonderful tasting experience

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 6 scallops
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tbsp coriander / cilantro
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil


  • In a medium-sized skillet, heat the vegetable oil and add the minced garlic, the jalapeño pepper (deseeded and minced) and the ginger (peeled and minced)
  • Stir fry for about 1 minute and then add the soy sauce, two tablespoons of water and the scallops
  • With the help of a spoon, pour some liquid sauce from the skillet over the top of the scallops and simmer, covering the pan
  • After 3-4 minutes, remove the cover, add some freshly chopped coriander and stir to combine
  • Pour some more liquid sauce over the top of the scallops, increase the heat and finish cooking uncovered for another minute

Tips from the Chef

  • Keep the scallops moist by pouring the liquid sauce on top
  • You can use them to accompany your favorite pasta (noodles for examples) to get a main course