seared scallop sashimi

Found some very fresh big scallop this afternoon and thought of sliced them up and make a scallop sashimi. Then I thought can I do something different, here I came up something really good as appetizer. I had something very similar to this in a high-end Japanese restaurant once and it is not in their menu. I was taken by surprise when they offer me a mega big scallop. If you are love Japanese food and loves scallop, you will love this. So good and easy to make that I have to blog this right away.
Makes 4
  • 4 very fresh scallops (Sashimi quality)
  • 2 tbsp Tonkatsu sauce (you can buy this from Japanese Groceries store or make it yourself, thanks Tess for your recipe)
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper
  • Nori, cut into square pieces, big enough to wrap the scallops
  1. Heat up a skillet in high heat
  2. Brush some olive oil on both sides of the scallops, and then sear the scallops, 30 secs on each side.
  3. Then brush some Tonkashu sauce on the scallop, does not need too much, just want to have a hint of the sauce.
  4. Sear further for one minute on both sides until lightly brown, grind a little sea salt and black pepper as seasoning.
  5. Take out the scallops and dry on a kitchen towel to absorb the liquid, since they are not fully cooked, there may be some liquid coming out after remove from heat.
  6. Wrap the scallop with a piece of nori and serve immediately.
  7. If you have sake that will be nice to go with otherwise a glass of white wine or a hot green tea will be great too.

12 thoughts on “seared scallop sashimi

  1. Thanks Linda, hope you will try it, it’s just so YUMMY! Oh talking about steaming, I should steam in a chinese way too. Cheers Janet

  2. looks and sounds delicious! i just got a package from japan with tonkatsu sauce so i will be having to try this recipe out. thank you! c:

  3. Wow, so nice you receive a parcel with all kinds of Japanese goodies? How wonderful! Yeah, I have a bottle of Tonkatsu sauce and was thinking ways of using it rather just on the pork cutlet. Have a nice day!

  4. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is beautiful, it’s so good to have lots of people put up blogs with traditional recipes from their own culture. Your scallop looks delicious. If only my husband ate fish!!! He will barely eat fried shrimp, haha! I am slowly breaking him down 🙂

  5. I get mine from Pratteln Der Frish Fisch or from Manor (St Jakob), they have one in Claraplatz too which will be more convenient for you I suppose. I ask the fish monger to confirm that they are fresh enough for sashimi or sushi to play safe.

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