Seared Scallops with Black Bean Sauce

Seared Scallops with Black Bean Sauce

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Asian
  • Cuisine: Main



  • 1 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons black bean garlic sauce
  • ⅓ cup rice wine
  • ¼ cup mirin
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 pound large dry sea scallops (patted dry)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté until translucent and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add in the black bean garlic sauce and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the rice wine and mirin. Lower the heat to simmer, stirring until the liquid is reduced by about half, about 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and remove from heat.
  2. Season the scallops on both sides with the pepper. Heat a grill pan or cast iron pan on high.
  3. Grill the scallops until golden brown and cooked through, about 2 to 4 minutes per side. Drizzle with the black bean sauce and garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve with grilled asparagus.

Keywords: Seared Scallops, Asian Scallops, Black Bean Scallops