Scallops & Snow Pea Stir-fry

The firm yet tender texture of scallops makes them an excellent choice for stir-fry recipes. Here, their sweet taste is enhanced with sesame-soy sauce.

Scallops & Snow Pea Stir-fry
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 5 mins


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 pounds sea scallops, halved and muscle removed
  • 1 pound snow peas, trimmed
  • Grated orange rind (optional)
  • 1 recipe Cucumber Salad

Make It

1. In small bowl, combine chicken broth, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch and salt.

2. In very large (12-inch) nonstick skillet or wok, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and ginger; stir-fry 1 minute. Increase heat to high. Add scallops. Stir-fry until opaque, about 2 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer scallops to clean bowl.

3. Add snow peas to skillet; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir reserved broth mixture and add to skillet. Simmer 1 minute. Add scallops back to skillet. Simmer 1 minute. Serve hot. Sprinkle with orange rind, if desired. Serve with Cucumber Salad, and rice, if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Cucumber Salad

Servings: 6


  • 2 cucumbers, halved lengthwise and cut into half-moons
  • 1 bunch radishes, each halved and cut into half-moons
  • 1 8 ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dark Asian sesame oil

Make It

1. In large bowl, toss together cucumbers, radishes and water chestnuts. In small bowl, whisk together red-wine vinegar, salt and and sesame oil. Pour over salad; toss.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 248, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 75, sat. fat (g): , carb. (g): 13, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 33, sodium (mg): 938, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.