August 6, 2010

Spicy Baby Scallops


Being totally fagged out cooking of Catfish, Salmon, Prawns, Tilapia and Chicken I thought of trying out a new taste. Bought scallops for the first time and cooked in stir fried-Chinese style along with all the veggies and sauces. But it didn’t turn up that much tasty as the wild smell of the scallops somehow prevailed in to the whole dish and made us chuck down the food. Both my hubby and I decided not to try scallops for the second time. But again I bought scallops to take a last chance to give it a re-entry in my kitchen. I rendered it an indianised version and as I thought when I cooked the Spicy Baby Scallops, the plate was emptied in no time. It came out so tasty that now scallops are always welcome whenever we visit the fish market. Here is the recipe as follows:



Spicy Baby Scallops

Ingredients:-

Baby Scallops - 1 cup
Potato - 1 medium size
Onion - 1 medium size
Garlic cloves- 2 - 3
Ginger – ½ inch long
Tomato -1 medium size
Green Chilli -1
Cumin seeds - ½ tea spoon
Turmeric Powder - ½ tea spoon
Coriander Powder - ½ tea spoon
Cumin Powder - ½ tea spoon
Chilli Powder- ¼ tea spoon
Salt - As per your taste
Sugar - As per your taste
Oil - 3-4 table spoon
Water - ½ cup

Method:-

Cut the Potato in to small cubes. Reserve.

Paste the onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and the green chilli all together.

Heat the oil and temper with the cumin seeds. Add the onion paste when the seeds start to splatter. Keep on frying till the oil starts to separate and the whole paste turns deep brown.

Add all the other ingredients except the scallops and the potato. Add water sauté all together nicely in to a smooth, colourful paste. Add the potatoes and cook with a lid on till the potatoes get half tender.

Add the scallops then and cook till the potatoes get fully cooked and the juice evaporates.
(NB: if you feel more water is needed while cooking you can add as per your measurement.)

Serve hot with Rice or Roti or bread.


Find out more information on Scallop- HERE ....

40 comments:

? said...

Sounds delicious!

Satya said...

hi kamalika ,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog n giving lovely comments ....that recipe looks really delicious n spicy ...love the spices u used in it ...i will try some veggie version of it ...keep in touch dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Swathi said...

Delicious dish. I like the spice combo.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely colour, havent tried scallops yet but looking at your dish i feel like trying it too...

Babli said...

Scallops looks really spicy, yummy and mouth watering. Very nice dish.

Jay said...

wow...kamalika...u r rocking dear...very spicy n hot color...loved your version.

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Looks so yummy and beautiful color, love the way you cooked them, never tried scallops though...

Mary said...

What a lovely recipe, Kamalika. The color is wonderful. I'm glad you now have a recipe for scallops that you both can enjoy. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Sayantani said...

amar bor majhe sajhe egulo ene hajir kore. charano ta khub jhamelar taina?amio ei dharoneri akta baniechilam kadin age. dekhte darun hoeche re.

Kamalika said...

DEar all thanks a lot for ur valuable expressions...

@Satya, thanks for visiting my blog ..pls do visit again...

@Sayantani, na re amar ekhane akdom chharano porishkar kora shab seafood paoa jae..tai kono prob hoe na..charate hole bhishon prob hoe jeto....

PJ said...

very interesting recipe. never had scallops with an Indianized curry dressing, but sounds delicious. next to try now when i buy scallops again.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Kamalika,
First time here in your blog, you have a lovely space with yummy recipes and nice tips. Your micromave tip is really good, i'll try that one.
Glad to follow you:-)

nandini said...

I rarely make scallops... this sounds delicious!!.. bookmarked it.

divya said...

wow...kamalika...u r rocking dear...very spicy n hot color...loved your version.

aipi said...

Hey kamalika,
Thank you for visiting me and your lovely comments..u got a beautiful space here, with so many yummy dishes, i bookmarked some.. have to go through more:)
loved your checker board cake..
scallop looks hot n spicy.. with a beautiful color
have bookmarked your site .. will b visiting often
take care n keep in touch dear,
aipi
http://usmasala.blogspot.com/

Reshmi said...

hi kamalika, first time here.. never tried scallops.. hav bookmarked the recipe..

http://rasoithekitchen.blogspot.com/

Kamalika said...

Dear all I am so glad that u all liked the version..pls do try it..I bet you will keep on making it again and again....
@ Umm, Reshmi and Aipi thanks a lot for visiting my blog....pls do visit again...

Biren said...

Looks like a very tasty dish. Glad you found a way o enjoy those scallops.

Uma said...

i havent tried scallops either..
looks tempting!

Suja Sugathan said...

Spicy and yummy..looks very delicious.

Gouri Guha said...

This looks yummy. Never tried scallops, your recipe sounds interesting.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Never made this ...kintu dekhe khoob spicy ar tasty lagche..
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kamalika said...

Thamks a lot for your comments....

MaryMoh said...

This looks very delicious. I love all the spices used. Must be soooo good with rice.....mmmm. Great to know you like scallops now :D It's my favourite.

Prerna said...

Can you believe I've never tasted scallops before? I know! But now I know what to eat first when I'm trying it.
Thanx for sharing the recipe!

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Super yummy...looks fabulous dear....do send in ur entries for my ongoing event A Visual Treat..

Vrinda said...

Nice scallops recipe..spicy indeed...

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so spicy and yummy!! loved it..

Suman Singh said...

I had tried scallops in restaurant once but did not like the taste as you said it really has strong wild taste but this spicy scallops looks delicious with those indian masala...yumm....btw, thanks for your lovely comment at my blog..appreciated...

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

Great blog you have Kamalika ..loved your recipe and pics ..have subscribed to it.thanks for following my blog and your lovely comments

Gulmohar said...

Awesome..looks spicy and yumm

Together We Save said...

Sounds yummy!!

Barbara Bakes said...

What a gorgeous color! It looks delicious.

sra said...

I've only had scallops in Western preparations and quite like them. Yours is new to me!

PranisKitchen said...

never tasted the scallops before looks relly tempting.. nice recipe.. very onformative post(recent) about scallops

Kamalika said...

Thanks everybody for your lovely comments..

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An Open Book said...

love scallops...i have tried quite a few recipes with scallops an it has always turned out so well

Yummy Team said...

I have never tried scallops before..This looks so yummy, will surely try it soon..

Kamalika said...

THanks everybody for your lovely comments....