Sunday, 18 April 2010

Lime-chilli marinated scallops in a black bean sauce

Again one of Ro's Saturday Kitchen Live (SKL) preparations this is. I woke up on Saturday, pretty late that is, to a very happy, chirpy Ro brimming from ear to ear saying, 'I know what I want for lunch.' 'Good for you baby, I know I want coffee,' was my sleepy reply. While i settled down with my coffee in front of the telly, Ro was all ready to go out shopping for his lunch. Thanks to BBC SKL, Scallops had won over the bet with Monk Fish Tail (yuck!) and thanks to BBC SKL, it turned out pretty yummy indeed!
The inspiration was SKL, but Ro ended up doing his own thing, as usual.

Scallops- 350gms
To marinate:
Lime juice- 1 tsp
Red chilli- 2, thinly sliced (less if you please)
Salt- to taste
Pepper- to taste
Corn Flour- 2 tbsp

Ginger- 3 tbs
Black bean sauce- 150ml (we used the Sainsbury's sachet, but here is a fairly straight forward recipe)
Oil- 1 tbsp
Spring onions- 2 stalks, roughly chopped

Mix all the ingredients in the 'to marinate' section add the scallops. Keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a pre heated wok, add the ginger and stir fry for a minute or so till the raw smell goes.
Add the marinated scallops and stir fry till they start to brown.
Pour in the black bean sauce and stir fry for two minutes or until the sauce starts to bubble, all this on high heat.
Add the spring onions, stir for a few more seconds, take it off the flame and serve hot with rice or noodles.
Notes: The black bean sauce was very salty and so if you are using that, then you might want to go easy on the salt when you marinate the scallops.

15 comments:

Kamalika said...

the dish looks too tempting....just feeling to have right now......

tasteofbeirut said...

I am so intrigued by your dish! Since I am a big fan of both black beans and scallops I will try this combo next time! totally new to me!

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful click, very tempting & delicious...

Yummy Team said...

This looks so very delicious!! Your husband is also a wonderful cook!! Lucky you :)

Priya said...

Such a beautiful dish, looks awesome and sounds delicious..

Subhie Arun said...

wow..this looks great yar!nice clcik too!

miri goes phishing! said...

nish...the first snap look so good...easily tastespotting material...;)...this sounds so simple n'easy to make...like i always say...ur RO is just super! (touchwood)...:)

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Simple yet tasty dish, beautiful click too...

ARUNA said...

Looks great n yumm!

vineetha said...

Delicious Scallops...
The fish fry I made is not King fish dear..u wont believe but its Salmon :)I do have king fish in my freezer though,I buy kingfish all the time from frozen sec of Indian stores .The one I have now in stock ,i bought it from Tooting.Which is ur place here ?We live in Wimbeldon.

Parita said...

Wow! Such a delicious and flavorful dish, very unique!

Gulmohar said...

Looks so tempting..you should be lucky to have Ro :-)

PJ said...

very tempting click.. i should start cooking with scallops more often. somehow i only happen to eat it in restaurants. this dish looks great!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These sound fantastic, I love scallops and don't think I've tried them with black bean sauce. Marvellous flavours.

Shabs.. said...

That looks like one flavourful platter....my hubby is a great fan of scallops, but we always get breaded ones....or else we thow them in pasta!.....this looks just so good, bookmarking it,will try when i get hold of some scallops:)thanks for sharing..