What’s for Dinner? 5-Ingredient Miso-Lime Scallops
It’s a given that on weeknights, we want a fast, easy dinner that calls for a few simple ingredients, is easy to throw together and is healthy and delicious. But add to that a restaurant-worthy meal featuring iron- and vitamin B12-rich scallops? Yes, please. This one, from Perfect Plates in 5 Ingredients by John Whaite, is on the table in less than 30 minutes, even if you toss a salad to go on the side. Quick, good-for-you, tasty weeknight dinner = done.
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Miso and Lime Scallops with Soba Noodles
PREP TIME10 min
COOK TIME15 min
200g soba noodles
100g miso paste
4 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon runny honey
6 king scallops
Sea salt flakes
Coarse black pepper
For the soba noodles, it’s probably best to follow the packet instructions to cook them, which is probably along the lines of: plunge into a pan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the noodles and set aside until needed.
To make the sauce, simply stir together the miso paste, lime juice and honey in a bowl. Have this handy at the hob.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the scallops to the pan. Cook them for a minute on each side, then throw in the sauce and stir to coat.
When cooking scallops don’t try to yank them off the bottom of the pan; when they’re ready to be flipped, they will allow you to turn them.
Pile the noodles onto a large plate and top with the cooked scallops and sauce, adding a pinch of salt and pepper.
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