Holy mack this was such a wonderful recipe! Hubby kept on praising, and little girl couldn’t get enough of the clear noodles mixed with the left over sauce. I might have over cooked the scalllops a bit, because the recipe calls for “golden crisp” on each side, but it was delicious never the less!
- 8 ounces cellophane noodles
- 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops, about 12
- Ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
Soak cellophane noodles in hot water for 10 minutes, until tender. Strain and set aside.
While the noodles are soaking, in a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, cornstarch, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallops and season the tops with black pepper. Cook 2 minutes, until golden brown. Flip with spatula and cook 2 more minutes, until second side is golden brown. Add soy sauce mixture to pan and bring to a simmer, for 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and scallops are cooked through and have an opaque color. Serve the scallops over noodles and drip sauce on top. Voila!
Recipe adapted from Food Network