SCALLOPS WITH SESAME SEEDS
Scallops with Sesame Seeds
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 30 large scallops, pat dry
- black sesame seeds
- white sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 2-3 lettuce leaf (cleaned and pat dry)
- Oyster sauce for dipping
Whisk egg whites, lemon juice, salt, cayenne pepper together. Toss in scallops to coat evenly.
Use your hand to dip each scallop to coat with sesame seeds all the way around. Set the coated scallops aside.
Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over high heat until very hot.
Carefully place the scallops to the hot skillet and sear the scallops until it turns slightly brown(2 minutes). Turn the scallops over and sear the other side for additional 2 minutes, or until it’s opaque on the inside.
Repeat for all scallops. Be careful not to over crowd the skillet.
I usually fry them in batches to ensure they brown evenly and occasionally place additional oil in the skillet when necessary.
Place the scallops on top of the lettuce.
Serve Oyster suace for dipping.