Picture of Sea Scallop Satay with Coconut Peanut Sauce
Sea Scallops are much larger than their little Bay cousins. Because of their size, they can also be a little trickier to cook. 

This "Satay" method of preparation is a fabulous alternative that practically eliminates the risk of overcooking Sea Scallops. The meat is tenderized, skewered and seared quickly to succulence.  

The sweet and spicy Coconut Peanut Sauce accentuates the Asian flair for a Satay appetizer you can't wait to devour!

Are you hungry yet? Let's get cooking!

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Step 1: Coconut Peanut Sauce- Ingredients and Prep:

Picture of Coconut Peanut Sauce- Ingredients and Prep:
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2-3 garlic cloves- 1 tsp- grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Red Bell Pepper- grated
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon Serrano Chile Pepper- (more to taste)- grated
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Cream/Coconut Nectar (Not Coconut Milk)

Begin by grating the garlic and peppers with a cheese grater, and here's why: 

Grating is so much simpler than mincing. It's quicker, you won't accidentally cut yourself and you won't need latex gloves when handling hot chilis. Just wrap a strip of paper towel around the stem end and hold the pepper there. The serrano will grate wholey, skin included.
The red pepper has a tougher skin. As you grate it, peel away and discard the excess skin.

Be sure to use the smallest holes that produce the finest shreds. Do not use the zester. 

Put the grated garlic, Red pepper, Serrano pepper, soy sauce, honey, vinegar, sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir to combine.

Add the peanut butter and stir continuously for a few minutes. It will break into ribbons then melt into the sauce.

Add the Coconut cream, stir to combine until melted. Reduce heat to low. Simmer gently and stir 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

rrkrose2 years ago
I keep kosher but my little sister is a scallop fanatic. I will have to try making this sometime.
sunshiine3 years ago
Your pictures rock! This looks so awesome!
scoochmaroo3 years ago
I have never seen scallops prepared this way! Gorgeous!
bajablue (author)  scoochmaroo3 years ago
I've never seen them cooked satay-style either, but that's what my recipe box told me to do. I'm SO glad I listened...

and Thank you! ;-)

That looks so good. Your photos are getting better and better. :)
bajablue (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
I appreciate your encouraging words, jessy... I'm trying! ;-)