I prefer buying large scallops for a stir-fry. The key is to not overcook them, or they become dry and chewy.
Make sure to buy light coconut milk, which is much healthier for you than regular coconut milk. Serve over rice or noodles.
1. Make the coconut hoisin sauce by whisking together the coconut milk, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce, peanut butter, cornstarch, garlic, ginger, chili sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
2. Lightly coat a nonstick grill pan (or wok) with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and sauté until the flesh is opaque and center is slightly translucent, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
3. Steam or boil the broccoli for 2 minutes just until tender. Drain well. Respray the pan (or wok) and reduce the heat to medium. Add the broccoli and the red bell pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
4. Add the sauce and scallops and stir-fry for another 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens and all the ingredients are heated through. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with pineapple, cilantro and green onions.
• 1/2 cup light coconut milk
• 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
• 2 tbsp oyster sauce
• 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
• 1 tsp cornstarch
• 1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
• 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
• 1 tsp hot chili sauce
• 1 tbsp brown sugar
• 12 oz large scallops
• 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli (including stems)
• 2 cups sliced red bell pepper
• 1/2 cup diced pineapple
• 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
• 3 tbsp chopped green onions
From Rose Reisman’s Family Favorites (Whitecap Books) by Rose Reisman.