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Asparagus Scallop Stir-Fry

With the mild flavors of asparagus, mushrooms, scallops and water chestnuts, this meal-in-one truly captures the essence of spring. Mary Ann Griffin - Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound bay scallops
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups cut fresh asparagus (2-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • Hot cooked rice, optional


  • If scallops are large, cut in half and set aside. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, chicken broth and soy sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute the asparagus, onion and celery in 1 tablespoon oil for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and water chestnuts; stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove vegetable mixture and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, stir-fry scallops in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes or until scallops are firm and opaque. Stir chicken broth mixture; add to pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add vegetables; heat through. Sprinkle with almonds. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 294 calories, 12g fat (1g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1153mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • jenicek
    Feb 18, 2019

    This is my go to stir fry. You can substitute chicken or shrimp for the scallops and it's great.

  • xlsalbums
    Apr 4, 2015

    I don't like scallops but my family said it was a keeper! Very easy to make.

  • AmyHartman
    Jan 29, 2012

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  • lafoss
    Apr 5, 2011

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  • rachelayne
    Sep 22, 2010

    This recipe was great! iadded red pepper flakes to the sauce and a little lemon juice on the cooked vegetables. I can not wait to make it again!

  • emilyditre
    Feb 21, 2010

    Very good! I added red pepper flakes along w/ the almonds for an extra kick.

  • DAWN70
    May 5, 2009

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  • nleather
    Feb 28, 2009

    I loved this recipe. I left out the almonds and added carrots, and it was wonderful.

  • cindyb925
    Feb 23, 2009

    OMG, this was awesome. It was easy to make and was absolutely fantastic. I made it exactly as the recipe called for. According to my boyfriend this recipe is definately a keeper.