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Scallops with Thai Sauce

Tender scallops and crunchy cashews star at dinnertime tonight! This recipe calls for sea scallops, which are about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. You could also use their sweeter, smaller relative, the bay scallop. —Joe Hable of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole baby corn, drained
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, peanut butter and chili sauce until smooth; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute scallops in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, saute the onion, red pepper and cashews in remaining oil for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add scallops and corn; heat through. Serve with pasta if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 307 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 765mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 22g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    May 31, 2016

    Delicious recipe! I served this over the angel hair pasta with shrimp spring rolls on the side.

  • muffbear74
    Jun 18, 2013

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  • ejt325
    Nov 22, 2010

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  • bjq
    Jun 20, 2010

    This was an excellent dish! It could easily be made with shrimp substituted for the scallops if you wanted too. Next time I may try to add an additional Tablespoon of creamy peanut butter since we really couldn't taste the peanut butter flavor in the sauce. We didn't have cashews, so we crushed some peanuts and sprinkled them generously ontop of the finished dish. We will add this to our recipe box and make again.

  • wwnelson
    May 6, 2009

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