Teriyaki Scallop and Spinach Salad
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The key to this salad is getting the freshest scallops you can find. Scallops should have a slightly sweet smell of the sea and not be at all fishy-smelling.
dark sesame oil1 Tbsp
uncooked scallop(s)1 ½ pound(s), Sea variety
ginger root1 Tbsp, fresh, peeled and minced
uncooked scallion(s)2 medium, chopped
unsweetened orange juice½ cup(s)
teriyaki sauce¼ cup(s)
fresh spinach8 cup(s), baby leaves
sweet red pepper(s)1 small
rice cracker(s)2 oz, about 32, Japanese variety
- Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook until lightly browned on the outside and opaque in the center, 2–3 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Wipe out the skillet with a paper towel, add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, and set over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and scallions; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the orange juice, teriyaki sauce, and honey; cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, 1 1⁄2–2 minutes.
- Divide the spinach among 4 plates. Top each plate evenly with the scallops and the bell pepper. Drizzle each salad with about 3 tablespoons of the orange mixture. Serve with the rice crackers. Yields 1 salad and 8 rice crackers per serving.