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Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts and Green Onion

Vietnamese Style Scallops with Peanuts and Green Onion

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 lb scallops patted dry
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 limes, juiced 1 tbsp in total
  • 1 small orange, juiced 1 tsp in ttoal
  • 1/4 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 small chili seeded and finely diced
  • 2-3 bunches green onion, chopped 1/4 cup in total
  • 1/4 cup rough chopped peanuts unsalted


  1. Remove scallops from refrigerator and pat dry thoroughly, place on paper towels to rest

  2. Combine lime juice, orange juice, soy sauce, sugar, and finely diced chili in a small mixing bowl

  3. Stir sauce to dissolve sugar and add chopped green onions.  Set aside

  4. Heat vegetable oil in heavy bottomed sauté pan over medium to medium high heat

  5. Add scallops and cook 2-3 minutes on each side until browned and cooked through

  6. Place scallops on serving plates and add peanuts to the sauce with green onions stirring to combine

  7. Spoon green onions and peanuts with sauce over the scallops generously and serve immediately with side of your choice