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20 Easy Asian Scallop Recipes for Seafood Lovers

These amazing Asian scallop recipes are perfect for seafood lovers looking to spice up their dinner.

From Thai-style curries to crispy fried scallops with a sweet and spicy glaze, these easy recipes are sure to please.

With a delicious mix of flavors and textures, these dishes will have your taste buds dancing with delight.

Pan-Seared Asian Scallops with Zucchini Noodles

So, get out your wok, preheat your oven, and get ready to enjoy some of the best Asian scallop recipes around.

Bon appetit!

1. Sesame Scallops with Honey Soy Glaze and Fried Basil Leaves

Simple enough ingredients to make a delicious and impressive dish?

Yes, please!

These sesame scallops with honey soy glaze and fried basil leaves pack quite a punch.

The combination of the sweet and salty glaze on the juicy scallops will have you reaching for more.

And the crunchy fried basil leaves give it an unforgettable finish.

You can impress your family or friends by whipping up this impressive yet simple dish in no time.

2. Thai Scallops

Anything with scallops just screams fancy dinner, right?

But it doesn’t have to be a time-consuming ordeal.

Try this scrumptious Thai Scallop recipe!

It’s quick and easy but packed with flavor.

Garlic, ginger, and red chili peppers… all the best ingredients that make up traditional Thai cuisine – they come together in one delicious sauce.

And did I mention how beautiful these scallops look plated?

The presentation is sure to impress your family or guests.

3. Pan Seared Asian Scallops with Zucchini Noodles

For those days when you just need something extra special, try this Asian-inspired dish!

Seared scallops are sweet and flavorful with a hint of heat.

And the zucchini noodles add some crunch to an otherwise light meal.

Marinated in soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and rice vinegar for 30 minutes before cooking helps the sweetness of the scallops really stand out.

The toasted sesame seeds add a unique flavor that’s sure to make your taste buds dance!

It’s healthy, delicious, and ready in 35 minutes – what more could you want?!

4. Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger

Even if you’re not a seafood fan, these pan-fried scallops will have you singing their praises.

The combination of spicy chili and zesty ginger creates such an incredible flavor that it’ll make your taste buds dance!

Best of all, it takes only minutes to make this delicious dish.

With its light texture and low-carb content, you can enjoy goodness without feeling guilty.

Make sure you get diver-caught scallops for the best results, then take a bite!

5. Asian Pan-Seared Scallops with Spinach

Spinach is so much more than just a side dish.

Forget boring steamed spinach and turn it into a main meal with these pan-seared scallops.

The scallops are seasoned with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds for an Asian flavor kick.

Then they’re seared in butter and olive oil until nice and golden brown.

Serve them over top of some sautéed spinach that’s been tossed in ponzu sauce for extra yum!

6. Honey Sriracha Scallops

Not too sweet, not too spicy — just right!

These Honey Sriracha Scallops are an easy and perfect date night dish.

With a combination of sweet honey, mild sriracha kick, and fresh scallops seared to perfection… you will be in seafood heaven!

Seasoned with garlic, parsley, and apple cider vinegar for extra savory nuances; this will have your taste buds singing.

Serve over a bed of fluffy white rice for a flavor-filled dinner that is sure to impress.

7. Spicy Coconut Curry Scallops

If you prefer a little spice in your seafood, then this recipe for spicy coconut curry scallops is just the thing!

These delicious scallops are cooked in a creamy and flavorful coconut curry sauce that’s sure to please.

The blend of spices adds a subtle heat, while the aromatics create a savory flavor.

They take less than 35 minutes, so you can have dinner prepared quickly without sacrificing taste.

Serve these scallops with your favorite sides or over fluffy white rice for an amazing meal!

8. Miso Butter Scallops with Bok Choy

Imagine a plate of velvety, buttery scallops that have been seared to perfection.

Now imagine it served with garlicky bok choy and a hint of miso.

That’s what you can expect when you make this delicious meal for two!

The secret to these sensational scallops is the Miso Butter.

It takes only minutes to whip up but packs an incredible amount of flavor into every bite.

And as for the bok choy, all it needs is a quick sauté in olive oil and garlic to bring out its sweetness.

This nutritious yet indulgent dinner is perfect for special occasions – or just any night of the week!

9. Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts & Green Onion

Who can say no to perfectly cooked scallops?

This Vietnamese-style dish gives you the perfect balance of sweet, salty, tangy, and crunchy – all in one bite.

The key ingredients here are peanuts and green onion which give it the distinctive flavor unique to this recipe.

You’ll also get a kick from chili flakes and a zing from freshly squeezed lime or orange juice.

Add some soy sauce for saltiness and sugar for sweetness, then top off with vegetable oil for a smooth finish.

For an unforgettable seafood experience, try these delicious Vietnamese-style scallops!

10. Seared scallops with gingered teriyaki sauce

There’s something about seared scallops that always feels special.

And when you add a gingered teriyaki sauce to the mix?

You have an elegant and delicious meal!

This recipe for seared scallops is simple, yet it’s packed with flavor.

The lightly seasoned scallop pairs perfectly with the reduced teriyaki sauce mixed with grated ginger and honey.

Toasted sesame seeds on top make all the difference in texture, too.

Comfort food at its finest!

11. Asian Marinated Shrimp and Scallops

When you combine the flavors of sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, chili-garlic paste, and fresh ginger root you get a tantalizing Asian marinade that will give your shrimp and scallops an incredible flavor.

Getting the perfect balance of salty and sweet is easy with this recipe — just let everything soak up the deliciousness overnight!

This dish can be served either hot or cold but I like to serve it over thinly sliced purple cabbage for color and crunch.

The finishing touches are ginger salad dressing, chopped scallions, and sesame seeds – so good!

12. Scallop Fried Rice

Grab your biggest skillet and get ready for a one-pot dinner your family will love!

This scallop fried rice is so much more than just a simple dish.

It’s a delicious mix of flavors, textures, and colors.

Plus it comes together quickly with the help of some frozen vegetables and leftover cooked rice.

The tender bay scallops have an amazing flavor when you pan fry them in the olive oil, garlic, and sesame oil mixture.

Then add in eggs for extra protein and plenty of green onion for freshness.

When it’s all served up on top of the bed of hot fried rice...

Let’s just say this meal is irresistibly tasty!

13. Scallop Crudo with Soy and Ginger

When you want to impress your dinner guests, try this easy scallop Crudo recipe!

It’s made with thinly sliced raw sea scallops and a tangy marinade of lime juice, soy sauce, olive oil, and ginger.

Top it off with Thai chili peppers, chives, and flaky sea salt for an added layer of flavor.

You’ll be amazed at how light yet flavorful this dish is.

Plus the presentation makes it look like you slaved away in the kitchen all day!

14. Caramelized scallop miang (betel leaves)

Nothing says special occasion like these elegant and delicious caramelized scallop miang (betel leaves).

This Asian starter dish is surprisingly simple for something so impressive.

Your guests will be in awe of your culinary skills as you serve up tender, juicy scallops on a bed of lime-infused betel leaves.

The combination of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors creates an irresistible taste experience!

15. Steamed Scallops with Soy Sauce and Garlic Oil

Simple to make, yet so incredibly delicious!

This recipe for steamed scallops with soy sauce and garlic oil is one you’ll want to add to your weekly rotation.

In less than 30 minutes, your scallops will come out of the oven tender and juicy – bathed in a sweet and savory soy-garlic sauce that adds just the right amount of umami flavor.

Don’t forget to top it off with some freshly chopped scallion for an extra pop of freshness!

16. Asian Steamed Scallops with Garlic Vermicelli

Garlicky scallops with mung bean vermicelli — how’s that for a delicious Asian-inspired dinner idea?

This 25-minute one-pot meal consists of large scallops, chili peppers, and green onions cooked in a garlic sauce.

Topped with cilantro and served on the half shell or inside ramekins with glass noodles.

The best part about this dish is its bold flavor thanks to soy sauce and plenty of garlic!

17. Scallops with Asian Noodle Salad

This recipe requires a bit more work, but the payoff is totally worth it.

Say hello to my Scallops with Asian Noodle Salad!

Tender scallops, crunchy snow peas, fresh herbs, and lots of flavor from a fish sauce dressing — this dish is truly amazing.

Don’t forget about the chili-garlic sauce for an extra kick of heat.

Plus, you can use lemongrass for an added layer of flavor.

Layer all the flavors together and you have yourself a delicious and unforgettable meal!

18. Thai Coconut Basmati Rice with Seared Scallops

Something magical happens when you combine succulent seared scallops and fragrant coconut-infused basmati rice.

This Thai-inspired dish is simply divine!

Fresh mango, chopped basil, and ground pepper add the perfect amount of flavor.

It’s a restaurant-quality meal that can be made in the comfort of your own home in just 40 minutes.

So gather all the ingredients, fire up your stovetop, and prepare to experience a culinary treat like no other!

19. Asian Scallop Ceviche

Nobody should miss out on the deliciousness of Asian scallop ceviche!

This zesty, fresh dish is a must-try for anyone who loves seafood.

It’s easy to whip up in no time at all and that makes it perfect for busy days or when you want something light and flavorful.

The combination of scallops, citrus juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and chili make this an irresistible appetizer or side dish.

And don’t forget the fresh coriander to top it off – because without it this ceviche would be missing its signature flavor!

20. Garlic Scallops (in Yummy Garlic Sauce!)

Trust me, you’ll want to try this garlic scallop recipe!

It has all the makings of a delicious seafood dish – savory flavor, succulent texture, and only 15 minutes from start to finish.

The secret ingredient is the garlic butter wine sauce that gives it an extra kick.

  1. Just sauté your scallops with olive oil, then add in some melted butter and minced garlic for an aromatic boost.
  2. Then season with white wine, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Garnish with some chopped Italian parsley leaves and dinner is served!

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Pan-Seared Asian Scallops with Zucchini Noodles

20 Easy Asian Scallop Recipe Collection

Ah, scallops. A seafood lover's favorite! Now, you can delight your palette with these 20 easy Asian scallop recipes. From traditional dishes like scallop shumai to innovative creations like scallop miso soup, you'll have plenty of options to tantalize your taste buds. So, come explore the wonderful flavors of Asian cuisine with these delicious scallop recipes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Sesame Scallops with Honey Soy Glaze and Fried Basil Leaves
  • Thai Scallops
  • Pan Seared Asian Scallops with Zucchini Noodles
  • Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger
  • Asian Pan Seared Scallops with Spinach
  • Honey Sriracha Scallops
  • Spicy Coconut Curry Scallops
  • Miso Butter Scallops with Bok Choy
  • Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts & Green Onion
  • Seared scallops with gingered teriyaki sauce
  • Asian Marinated Shrimp and Scallops
  • Scallop Fried Rice
  • Scallop Crudo with Soy and Ginger
  • Caramelized scallop miang (betel leaves)
  • Steamed Scallops with Soy Sauce and Garlic Oil
  • Asian Steamed Scallops with Garlic Vermicelli
  • Scallops with Asian Noodle Salad
  • Thai Coconut Basmati Rice with Seared Scallops
  • Asian Scallop Ceviche
  • Garlic Scallops (in Yummy Garlic Sauce!)

Instructions
 

  • Pick your favorite recipe from this collection to serve for dinner.
  • Prepare all of the required ingredients.
  • Cook your meal in 30 minutes or less!
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.