Steamed Scallops with Ginger

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Preparation Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

5 minutes



Ingredients (serves 6)

  • 5cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 tbs peanut oil
  • 1 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 small fresh red birdseye chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 scallops, in the half shell
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped fresh coriander


  1. Combine the ginger, peanut oil, lime juice, soy sauce, chilli, garlic and salt in a small bowl. Place the scallops in a 30cm-diameter bamboo steamer basket. Top each scallop with a little of the ginger dressing. Cover tightly with lid.

  2. Bring 5cm of water to the boil in a medium wok over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Place the steamer basket over the boiling water. Steam for 5 minutes or until the scallops turn opaque.

  3. Place the scallops on serving plates and drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with coriander and serve immediately.