Crispy Scallops with Soy Dipping Sauce


These crispy scallops are an addictive treat. Make it a Meal: Serve with Asian Brown Rice and steamed broccolini.

Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • ½ cup fine, dry, unseasoned breadcrumbs

  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 1/4 pounds dry sea scallops, sliced in half horizontally and patted dry (see Note)

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice-wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions

  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly oil a wire rack large enough to hold scallops in a single layer. Place the rack on a baking sheet and set aside.

  2. Whisk together egg white, canola oil, sesame oil and soy sauce in a medium bowl until creamy. Stir together breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and ginger in a shallow dish.

  3. Add the scallops to the egg-white mixture, tossing to coat well. Transfer the scallops to the breadcrumb mixture in two or three batches, tossing each with a spoon to coat evenly.

  4. Place the scallops on the prepared rack; they should not touch. Bake until the outsides are golden and centers are opaque, about 10 minutes.

  5. To make dipping sauce: Stir together soy sauce, vinegar, scallions and honey in a small bowl. Serve alongside the hot scallops.


Note: Be sure to buy “dry” sea scallops (scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP (“wet” scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
9g Fat
19g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 21g 41%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Vitamin A 20IU 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Folate 48mcg 12%
Sodium 1070mg 47%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 363mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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