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Asian Spice-Rubbed Scallops with Sesame Dressing fromThe Ultrametabolism Cookbook Recipe

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This recipe for Asian Spice-Rubbed Scallops with Sesame Dressing fromThe Ultrametabolism Cookbook, by , is from 'We Love You Alison' Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Debra Jeffery and Bill Gagnon
Added: Saturday, September 6, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dressing:
2 T rice wine vinegar
1 T fresh lime juice
2 tsp. low-sodium wheat-free tamari
3/4 tsp.minced fresh ginger
3 T light sesame oil
1 T chopped cilantro
Spice rub:
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground star anise
1 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black peppercorns
2 T extra-virgin olive oil (evoo)
1 lb. (about12) large sea scallops

Directions:
Directions:
In a medium size bowl, mix together the rice wine vinegar, lime juice, tamari and fresh ginger. Slowly whisk in the sesame oil until well blended and slightly thickened. Stir in the cilantro.
For the spice rub, in a small bowl, mix together the cumin, star anise, coridander, salt, ginger and pepper.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat the scallops on 1 side with the spice mixture. Place in the hot skillet, spice side down and cook for 2 minutes. Gently turn the scallops with a spatula or tongs and cook on the other side for about 2 more minutes, until browned and just cooked through. Cooking time will vary with the size of the scallops. (Do not over cook as they will not be soft and tender).
To serve, divide the scallops into 4 portions and top each portion with 2 T of the dressing.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15-25 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
We generally serve along with brown rice and salad.

 

 

 

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