Scallops with Ginger Carrot Sauce

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A simply elegant seafood treat of tender and succulent scallops served with sweet and spicy ginger carrot sauce. This is so good that you might want to lick your plate clean to savour every little bit of the flavour and goodness!

  • 5 Scallops
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 3-inch Ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1 Large carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp Water
  • 250 ml Carrot honey juice©angiesrecipes
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp Water
  1. Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle them with a bit of salt and black pepper. To make the ginger juice by peeling and grating the ginger and squeezing out the ginger juice from the grated pieces into a small bowl.
  2. Peel and thinly slice the carrot. Place them in a microwave-safe bowl with a tablespoon of water and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove and add in the carrot honey juice, ginger juice and mustard sauce. Puree the mixture with a handheld blender. Transfer the puree into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Season the sauce with salt and pepper. Mix the cornstarch with water and add to the sauce, stirring quickly to thicken.
  3. At the same time, melt the butter in a skillet. Add the scallops and sear on each side for 3-4 minutes until nicely browned. Spoon the sauce in a serving dish, and place the seared scallops in the center. Garnish with parsley if desired.

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Thank you, Joy at Joy's Misadventures, for giving me this Versatile Award!


kitchen flavours 4/8/10 07:02

Wow, Angie, This looks really fantastic! Yes, I think I would lick the plate clean, and then request for another one!

3 hungry tummies 4/8/10 07:03

That is a beautiful looking dish! I am going to serve my carrot soup with some scallops next time. What a great idea!

Yummy Team 4/8/10 07:25

That looks incredible!! Stunning pictures..

TasteHongKong 4/8/10 07:28

Good prediction, with this, who would not want to lick the plate clean : )?! I also like your adding of ginger.

Jeannie 4/8/10 07:35

I love scallops! This dish looks just perfect to me...Have a roll on the side to mop up the sauce! yummy!

sangeeta 4/8/10 08:11

it's worth licking the plate when the sauce is bursting with wonderful flavors like this...awesome.

Kitchen Corner 4/8/10 08:17

Wow! I think this sauce is fantastic! Ginger and carrot! I will give it a try, may be go with chicken steak, is it alright?

Baking Barrister 4/8/10 09:17

Looks amazing as always. Love the color--I bet that sauce is amazing. And you can never go wrong with scallops.

Abhilash 4/8/10 09:42

Every time I find here some new ideas. The recipe is good... need to try and see how it works for me. :)

Christine@Christine's Recipes 4/8/10 09:47

Beautiful dish. The scallops look stunning in the golden carrot sauce. I want to lick my screen....

MaryMoh 4/8/10 09:50

Wow...that looks really beautiful. The carrot sauce makes the whole dish outstanding! I'm drooling :D

Elin 4/8/10 10:18

Angie...this is so mouth-watering indeed. Of course have to lick every drop of the ginger carrot sauce....mmmmm great scallop with ginger carrot sauce :) Thanks for sharing this. Will cook this if I can get fresh scallops. Can't find them in the market these days :(

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 4/8/10 10:26

Nice click, beautiful dish and sound healthy, wish I can taste some...

Betty Ray 4/8/10 12:36

Love me some scallops! Your pictures are beautiful too. I just want to take a bit of my computer screen.

pegasuslegend 4/8/10 13:00

what a great sauce love those scallops!

Ju (The Little Teochew) 4/8/10 13:07

It looks like a dish from a fine dining restaurant! WOW! The colour of the sauce is simply amazing.

Foodessa 4/8/10 13:33

Angie...this being the second time you remind me that I haven't had scallops in quite a while...I'm now itching to get some. For us right now, they're not at their best...I'll have to be more patient.
I'm bookmarking this sumptuous carrot ginger sauce...I'm imagining how truly tasty this must be ;o)

Ciao for now and have a fabulous day,

Neha 4/8/10 13:59

nicely cooked...great picture..although I don't eat sea food, the presentation is nice

doggybloggy 4/8/10 14:17

wow - spectacular - YOU are a master chef!

Jo 4/8/10 14:29

Ginger and carrot sauce .. wow, sounds really good! I love the brilliant colour of this dish.

Claudia 4/8/10 15:10
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Claudia 4/8/10 15:11

Angie - just a knockout recipe. I love the sweet carrot paired with the ginger. But the photos say it all. Bright,light, full of flavor.

Satya 4/8/10 15:36

looks gr8 ...stunning click ...beautiful presentation


mysimplefood 4/8/10 15:40

Wow! Very beautiful dish. I just wanna take a bite on the scallops and slurp up the sauce.

Pavithra 4/8/10 15:40

That looks so so so delicious, wonderful flavoured sauce with beautiful pictures

foodies at home 4/8/10 16:44

Scallops are one of my favorite foods! These look cooked to perfection! Wonderful colors!

Kumi 4/8/10 16:52

You're such a gourmet cook and a great photographer!! Looks sooo delicious..

kothiyavunu 4/8/10 16:58

Your platter looks fantastic & lovely presentation..

Heavenly Housewife 4/8/10 17:03

This looks absolutely amazing. I know I would love this. It looks awesome, and the ingredients are fantastic.
*kisses* HH

baking.serendipity 4/8/10 17:12

Delicious! What a great sauce for scallops.

Mary 4/8/10 17:16

What gorgeous color! I love scallops and have never had a dish made with them that I didn't like. Yours sounds wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

PranisKitchen 4/8/10 17:19

really liked the carrot ginger sauce.. very good one nice pic too

Scott K 4/8/10 17:45

What a beautiful dish!

My Little Space 4/8/10 17:53

Love dijon mustard! Oh with carrot honey juice... that sounds great to me. The colour of that sauce looks fantastic as well. Such fabulous combo.
Hope you're enjoying your day.
Cheers, kristy

pigpigscorner 4/8/10 17:55

Wow, this looks and sounds fantastic! I had this ginger and carrot soup at a restaurant and loved it!

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 4/8/10 18:02

I haven't made scallops in awhile and these look divine - thanks for giving me a new summery sauce to try with them!

Fimère 4/8/10 18:04

la sauce est fantastique j'ai adoré je t'en félicite
bonne soirée

Joudie's Mood Food 4/8/10 18:11

Oh WOW, this looks so fresh and summery! What a great idea for scallop recipe! YUMM!

Cristina - Teenie Cakes 4/8/10 18:19

Angie - I've probably said this before, but I have to say it again - you make the most delicious and beautiful looking food. I'm always so hungry after visiting your site. Those perfectly browned, succulent scallops are gems placed in that carrot sauce. Nicely done!

busygran 4/8/10 18:47

Gorgeous- looking dish! Bet it tastes as yummy as it looks! Love that orangey hue!

Belinda @zomppa 4/8/10 18:50

Everyone agrees - this is definitely one to lick the plate clean. It's also a gorgeous color!

☺lani☺ 4/8/10 18:51

Thanks for sharing this, i used to fried scallop and seasoned only with salt and pepper. I'll try this when my husband arrives end of this month. He loves ginger on his food...

aipi 4/8/10 20:49

that looks gorgeous..stunning clicks n beautiful presentation ..

The Duo Dishes 4/8/10 21:06

Carrot honey juice sounds like a good score! You can do a lot with that. Perfect for these scallops.

Krishnaveni 4/8/10 22:17

Beautiful recipe, looks wonderful

edith 5/8/10 01:47

wow, the presentation is just gorgeous! Love it.

RV 5/8/10 03:43

Love that bright orange color, it looks like a gourmet dish.

Biren 5/8/10 04:30

Angie, this is beautiful. The sauce sounds so good!

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 5/8/10 04:43

So good looking dish! Look the sauce that goes with the scallops.


Dear Lord! That is amazing! Running out to buy scallops NOW!

Chow and Chatter 5/8/10 05:30

oh wow this looks amazing your hubby must have liked this one lol

homeladychef 5/8/10 07:28

Well done Angie! This is a simple yet elegant dish!

homeladychef 5/8/10 07:29

Angie! I also find that nowadays you start to cook more, than to bake more! I love to see you cooking more cos i am one that prefer to cook. ;P can steal recipe from you mar! Take care buddy!

Angie's Recipes 5/8/10 07:36

Kitchen Corner: I haven't tried with chicken breast, but it doesn't sound bad.
Chow and Chatter: Nay..he is not a seafood fan at all.

And thank you, guys, for stopping by! :-)))

tigerfish 5/8/10 08:28

Seriously, I can lick the plate sparkling clean!

petite nyonya 5/8/10 08:37

This is like fine dining right at home! Excellent!!

Cheah 5/8/10 09:40

Scallops! How wonderful!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table 5/8/10 10:49

Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL!! I think I might just end up licking the plate! The scallops looks absolutely perfect!

Honey Bee Sweets 5/8/10 12:23

Wow Angie, do you eat like this everyday? Envy!! Almost like high end restaurant style looks so good!

Happy Flour 5/8/10 12:58

Oh! This is a delicious fantastic dish. Please serve me this dish. ;p

A Thought For Food 5/8/10 14:00

I'm always looking for another scallop recipe and this just sounds heavenly! Serve this with some crusty bread... perfection!

Joanne 5/8/10 14:39

That ginger carrot sauce looks so intensely flavored! In a good way!

Cinnamon Girl 5/8/10 16:34

I'm still laughing at the comment you left me Angie! Thanks! This is so lovely! I would have no problem licking the bowl clean. And the pot you made it in!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 5/8/10 16:47

Oh Angie, how did you know I'm notorious for licking my plate when something is really tasty? Seriously, I was caught doing it in college at a restaurant once and never lived it down. But this scallop dish would be worth the teasing because it looks so delicious :).

Marisa 5/8/10 18:14

Wow, what an amazing blend of flavors. Delicious!

Food For Tots 5/8/10 18:25

This dish looks so elegant like those served in the fine dining restaurant! I'll surely want to lick the plate if my son is not around. Hehehehe! ;)

Devaki 5/8/10 19:04

Dear Angie - now that is one tasty looking morsel. The scallops nestled in the gorgeous sauce is mouthwatering.

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

arthi 5/8/10 19:30

looks so inviting...

Fimère 5/8/10 21:29

une assiette digne d'un restaurant, bien présentée et riche en saveurs
bonne soirée

Faith 6/8/10 01:05

This looks really lovely! The scallops are cooked perfectly and I bet the sauce goes so well with them!

faithy, the baker 6/8/10 03:41

Looks like a restaurant dish! Very well presented and lovely shot! And most of all, looks absolutely yummy!! I love this is my kind of dish! :D

Jess @ Bakericious 6/8/10 03:56

Angie, what a beautiful dish and looks so yummy too, bookmarked it, thanks for sharing

OysterCulture 6/8/10 04:35

Love the looks of this the color of the sauce is amazing and I am going to have to make it soon to satisfy my curiosity of how good it tastes.

lishapisa 6/8/10 20:57

Oh Angie how i would die for this dish now! Fantastic flavors.
Now this is a dish to impress definitely anyone... can't wait!!
Straight to my recipe book :)
just need to research on the carrot honey juice.
Thank you,
CookNg Sister

Stella 7/8/10 06:00

Hey Angie, this is a really beautiful dish. I always forget that I can puree carrot and make a sauce like that, and I shouldn't! I mean, it's so pretty and healthy too. Ooh, and I crave scallops that are caramelized like that sometimes...

Sook 7/8/10 06:28

Wow the carrot ginger sauce looks really delicious! I am saving the recipe.

theUngourmet 7/8/10 08:11

I can't believe I used to not care for scallops. I love them now and this recipe definitely looks "clean your plate" good! Yum!

noobcook 8/8/10 08:58

This is gorgeous! like something they will serve from a high class restaurant kitchen :D

nora@ffr 8/8/10 17:06

m sure will have no prob in licking my plate angie!! LOL!! this sound rili fantastic :) beautiful carrot orange color :)

Terrianne, Call me Ree 8/8/10 18:11

Yummy! How beautiful. Those scallops look perfectly cooked also. =)p

Indonesia-Eats 9/8/10 01:41

The colur is so attractive and caught my eyes right away!

tasteofbeirut 9/8/10 20:50

Fabulous sauce on these scallops!

Joudie's Mood Food 11/8/10 10:12

Hey Angie,

Thanks for passing by. And also for letting me know about my blocked profile. I am not sure why that happened. But its all fixed now....

Brownieville Girl 12/8/10 14:14

A dish of great beauty and taste Angie ... yummm.

Mama Yéti 16/8/10 20:07

So many delicious recipes here, that I do not know any more where to look at first. Thank you!


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