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Oriental-Style Sea Scallops

No recipe image available.Broccoli, onion, cabbage, pea pods and mushrooms are combined with scallops in a tasty sauce. Ground anise and coriander give this dish a unique flavor. Serve it over hot rice.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons sesame or vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup thinly sliced onion
1 pound sea scallops
3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage or bok choy
2 cups snow peas, ends trimmed
1 cup sliced shiitake or button mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ground star anise*
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 to 3 teaspoons light soy sauce
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 to 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful**
4 cups hot cooked rice

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in wok or large skillet. Cook and stir broccoli and onion 3 to 4 minutes. Add scallops, cabbage, snow peas, mushrooms, garlic, anise and coriander. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add chicken broth, vinegar and soy sauce. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 minutes or until scallops are cooked and vegetables are tender.
  3. Combine cold water and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Equal®.
  4. Serve over rice.

Makes 6 servings.

*You can substitute 2 teaspoons five-spice powder for the star anise and coriander. Amounts of vinegar and soy sauce may need to be adjusted to taste.

**May substitute 3 to 4 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 330, protein 20 g, carbohydrate 49 g, fat 6 g, cholesterol 26 mg, sodium 276 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 meat, 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.