So as you all know monopoly didn’t really work out, we ended up staying at home not really in the mood for any outdoor activity. Figured i’d have to make lunch and got out a tray of 10 fresh Australian scallops that i had bought on Sat.”Honey how do u want to eat these scallops..???” and then he said lets make them in 5 different ways.We have all day to us, nothing better to do … not really hungry … so might as well enjoy it … i was game !
Here the scallops were salted first.Then placed in tiny bamboo steamer lined with lettuce.Topped with grated ginger, finely sliced green chillis & spring onions.Steamed them for about 4-5 mins.Garnish with corriander and a squeeze of lime.While eating it take the whole thing out, wrap the lettuce around it and eat it.
PAN FRIED BREADED SCALLOPS WITH MAYO DRESSING
For this i first chopped some red chillis and garlic…marinated the scallops in together with salt.Then prepared the egg for dipping and breadcrumbs.Lightly salt the egg.dip and coat twice and chill in the refrigerator.Meanwhile make the mayo dressing.Finely chopped onion, garlic, chopped carrots and a pinch of red paprika.Now u can very simply deep fry it…which would also give u an even colour all over but i pan fried it with a tsp of oil … health conscious !
SCALLOP WONTONS WITH CHILLI SOY DRESSING
When i bite into a wonton, i like to sink my teeth into the whole scallop thats why i did not cut them up, like it is normally done with most meats.Firstly the wonton skins i had were too small to take the entire scallop so i joined together two of them with the left over egg from above.And then i place the scallops on it and pinched the corners together.For the marinate i put salt, ginger, chopped spring onion,dash of sesame oil steamed it for 5 mins.For the dip, take light soya sauce, finely sliced red chilli , corriander , rice wine vinegar ,stir it all together and serve.
TANDOORI SCALLOPS WITH GREEN CHUTNEY
The most effortless of them all was tandoori scallops.An easy alternative would be to use the ready made tandoori spice.I did that too ..but livened it up with further adding some fresh jeera pd, red chilli pd, and garam masala.Grilled them on the griddle pan ans served with green chutney (which luckily was still left over from the last time i made it)
HOT AND SOUR SCALLOPS WITH STEAMED RICE AND INDONESIAN PRAWN CRACKERS
The last but definitely one of the best.In a small frying pan fry some garlic n then the scallops, add soy sauce, vinegar, chilli oil and chicken stock….as u see the scallop is almost cooked add some corn flour water, close the gas, plate up and garnish with spring onions.Served with steamed rice and these most amazing prawn crackers.
It was a really nice experience trying to make these, as u see it was just just two scallops a dish and normally we would never try out anything like this.D was the mastermind behind this one, with his beautiful ideas.But standing in the kitchen together and making a mess of the place was even more fun. They all tasted nice each one better than the next.