Citrus Soy Glazed Scallops

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Citrus Soy Glazed Scallops

Citrus Soy Scallops - Eat Simple Food

I rarely cook scallops because my man knows that a scallop dinner is his “go to” special dinner when he is trying to impress the heck out of me.  This is his citrus soy glazed scallop recipe that I am always grateful for.  Serve with fresh snap peas or green beans.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


Ingredient List Scallops:

  • 2lb large scallops, ligament removed
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 2 Tbsp tamari (soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp agave
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb somen noodles, cooked

Ingredient List Sauce:

  • 2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp agave


  • Cook somen noodles according to package instructions.
  • For Scallops:  Remove tough ligament on side of scallop if it’s attached.  If you’re not sure, ask the seafood counter to remove it or show you what it is.  It’s small and on the side and removes gently and easily.  Marinate scallops with ginger, soy sauce, lime juice, Sriracha, and agave for 30 minutes.
  • Bring a large non stick pan to medium high heat, add toasted sesame oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.  Shake off excess marinade from scallops and reserve. Sear the scallops (in a single layer) uncovered for ~ 2 minutes per side.
  • You will need to cook the scallops in batches if the pan is not big enough.  Set scallops aside, cover, and simmer excess marinade uncovered for ~ 3-4 minutes or until reduced by half. Toss the cooked scallops back in the pan to warm ’em up.
  • For Dipping Sauce:  Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Serve scallops over somen noodles and add dipping sauce on the side.  Add sea salt and sriracha to taste.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


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Keywords: Scallops, Pescatarian, Shell Fish, Seafood, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Coastal


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