Vietnamese Scallops Recipe

Vietnamese Scallops Recipe

Did you know that scallops have been a prized ingredient in Vietnamese cuisine for centuries? Dating back to ancient times, scallops were revered for their delicate flavor and were often enjoyed by Vietnamese royalty. Today, we continue to celebrate this rich culinary tradition with our mouthwatering Vietnamese scallops recipe.


  • 12 large scallops, cleaned and patted dry
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, for garnish
  • Red chili slices, for garnish (optional)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the minced garlic, grated ginger, fish sauce, soy sauce, honey, and lime juice to create the marinade.
  2. Add the cleaned and patted dry scallops to the marinade, ensuring they are well coated. Allow the scallops to marinate for at least 15 minutes to absorb the flavors.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the marinated scallops to the skillet, making sure they are not overcrowded.
  4. Sear the scallops for 2-3 minutes on each side until they develop a golden crust and are cooked through.
  5. Transfer the cooked scallops to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds, chopped cilantro leaves and red chili slices, if desired.
  6. Serve the Vietnamese scallops hot as an appetizer or main course, accompanied by steamed rice or your favorite Vietnamese noodles.

There you have it – a delightful Vietnamese scallops recipe that captures the essence of Vietnamese cuisine with its bold flavors and fresh ingredients. Enjoy these succulent scallops as a memorable dish for any occasion!

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