Happy new year! I wish everything is better in 2011.  First on my list: exercise and eat healthier.  I want to lose weight.  What a great way to kick off 2011 with eating healthier dishes like Scallops and Snow Peas.  I remember I had a bad experience having a scallop dish at a diner.  I know it was my stupid mistake of ordering fried scallops in a diner.  No one ordered seafood at a diner, what was I thinking of.  The scallops were not cooked while the batter outside was completely burnt.  I haven’t tried any scallop for a long long time because of that.  Snow peas are not my favorite either.  But until my friend Margy made me this dish, I had never tried this combination before.  She’s not Chinese but she made an amazing Scallops and Snow Peas dish.  It was cooked just perfectly.  The snow peas were sweet and crunchy.  The scallops were huge and cooked just right, meaty texture and had some sweetness.  I highly recommend the dish.  For a new year, I’m going to be open-minded and try new healthy dishes for a change 🙂

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Scallops and Snow Peas - Yummy

Ingredients (Serves 2):

  • Large fresh scallops, 1 pound
  • Snow peas, ½ pound
  • Carrot stick, 1
  • Garlic, 1 clove
  • Soy sauce, 1 tsp
  • Salt, a dash
  • Pepper, a dash
  • Corn starch, 1 tsp
  • Water, 3 Tbsp

Steps:

  1. Peel and cut carrot into small strips.  Put it aside.
  2. Chop garlic finely. Put it aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add corn starch and water, mix it well. Put it aside.
  4. Pat dry scallops with paper towel.
  5. In a large pan, spray non-stick cooking oil.  Use medium high heat, cook scallops on one side for a 3-4 mins untouched.  Flip the scallops over and cook the other for a few minutes untouched.  Remove the scallops from the pan, put them aside.
  6. Spray a little more oil to the pan.  Add garlic, snow peas, and carrots.  Stir fry it for a couple of minutes.  Add soy sauce and stir fry for another minute.  
  7. Add scallops back to the pan.  Add the corn starch and water mixture.  Add a dash of pepper.  Mix everything well.  Let it cook for a minute or so, or until the sauce thickens.  Taste it.  Add a pinch of salt if needed.  Serve hot.

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