Sea Scallops with Ginger, Garlic and Chilies

  • 20 mins
  • 13 ingredients


  • 1 lb fresh sea scallops
  • 4 celery stalks (tender inside stalks)
  • 1 bunch of scallions cut on a bias
  • 1 oz piece of fresh ginger, peeled
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 3 tbs virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tbs of lemon juice
  • 2 tbs of dark soy sauce
  • 3tbs chopped cilantro
  • 1 Thai bird pepper halved
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
  • small arugula leaves for garnish
Scallops are one of our favorite sea foods. If you can source fresh scallops. Their sweetness and texture is preferable to frozen.
  • Cut the scallops in 1/2 inch discs.
  • Slice the celery and onions diagonally.
  • Peel and slice the ginger and garlic thinly and halve the Thai pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the prepared ingredients including the scallops along with the chili powder.
  • Gently Stir fry over medium heat for 2 minutes, moving ingredients around the pan constantly
  • Pour in the lemon juice, and soy sauce, then stir in two tbs of chopped cillantro
  • Taste for seasoning.
  • May be served over rice.



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