posted by kothie 02-07-100 5:38 PM
Stir Fried Scallops with Leeks
Category: Chinese, Fried, Scallops, Seafood
Yield: 4 servings
1 lbs. Fresh scallops
1 lbs. Leeks
1 1/2 tbsp. Oil, preferably peanut
2 tbsp. Scallions, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp. Garlic, coarsely chopped
2 tsp. Fresh ginger, finely chopped
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 tbsp. Dark soy sauce
2 tsp. Chili bean sauce
2 tbsp. Rice wine or dry sherry
2 tsp. Sugar
2 tsp. Sesame oil
If the scallops are very large, cut them in half. Dry the scallops with paper towels and set aside.
Trim the leeks and discard any yellow parts. Cut the leeks at the point where they begin to turn green and discard the green parts. Split the white parts in half. Cut the white parts of the leeks at a slight diagonal into 2-inch segments. Wash them well, several times, in cold water.
Heat a wok or large frying pan until it is hot, then add the oil, leeks, scallions, garlic, ginger and salt and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the sauce ingredients and stir-fry the mixture for 3 minutes. Lastly, add the scallops and continue to stir-fry for 4 more minutes, or until the scallops are just cooked. Serve at once.
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