Scallops Starter with Asparagus, Recipe with Video and Cooking Tips

My recipe Scallops with Asparagus is a real hit as a starter. The dish is very simple and consists of only a few ingredients.

The cooking video scallops with asparagus shows you how to prepare it step by step.

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1. Scallop Starter

I have chosen an Asian variant that offers variety especially during the asparagus season. You can buy scallops fresh or use the frozen ones.

Fresh is of course better, but the goods from the fish market – if without shell is often thawed. Let the scallops thaw slowly in cold water. If you don’t like the Asian version so much, just try the classic scallops with truffles for yourself. But I will also show you a variation of this dish below.

2. Scallops with Asparagus

The scallop is a noble ingredient and therefore goes very well with the young, green asparagus.

2.1 Scallops Asparagus, Shiitake and Soy Sauce (Asian)

I combine my Asian Variant with soy sauce and shiitake mushrooms. You can add young, fried garlic, which is very good. You can find my complete recipe at the bottom of the page.

2.2 Scallops with Asparagus, Morels and Truffle Foam

You can prepare the dish in a similar way, but also with fresh morels. Morels must be boiled briefly (they are poisonous raw), then quenched cold and the asparagus ends (blanched beforehand) placed in the morel umbrellas. Then add a light white truffle foam of 100 ml vegetable broth, 100 ml whipped cream, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, a little nutmeg, 1 tsp cornflour (stir cold in white wine), bring to the boil and add 30 g cold butte to a tablespoon of white truffle oil.

3. Fry Scallops properly

The scallops should be thawed or fresh and well drained. I usually season the scallops before frying. Classic would be salt and white pepper I use black pepper because my wife does not like the white pepper.

3.1 Scallops which Oil or Fat to fry?

You can fry the scallops in clarified butter or ghee (clarified butter). Second variation: Fry the scallops in a little sunflower oil or maize germ oil, then add a little butter shortly before serving.

3.2 Grapes when frying the Scallops

Add a sprig of thyme and a halved clove of garlic to the scallops, which will flavor finely and become noticeable later on the palate.

4. Recipe Scallops as Starter with Asparagus

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4.95 from 36 votes
4.95 from 36 votes
Scallops as Starter with Asparagus
Scallops with soy sauce and asparagus "Asian" as starter, recipe by Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood Recipes, Starter & Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian Recipes
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes
Servings: 2 Portions
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 8 pc scallops
  • 12 pc shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 bunch green asparagus
  • 1 pc spring onion
  • 2-3 tbs soy sauce
  • 1-2 tbs Mirin sweet rice wine
  • 1 tbs sun flower oil
  • some sesame oil
  • Wash and dry the scallops and prepare them for frying.
  • Place a pan on top and heat, place a steam pot with water on top and bring water to the boil.
  • Lightly peel the green asparagus on the underside, cut into approx. 3 cm long pieces and cook until al dente in a steamer.
  • Cut the shiitake mushrooms into strips and sauté vigorously in the pan with a little sunflower oil. Allow the mushrooms to take on colour and slide them onto one side of the pan.
  • Fry the prepared scallops in the pan on both sides.
  • Cut the spring onion into fine strips.
  • Add the cooked asparagus to the pan with the other ingredients, deglaze with mirin and soy sauce and glaze over high heat.
  • Arrange mushrooms and asparagus on plates, add scallops and decorate with spring onion rings.
  • Sprinkle with sesame oil and serve.

5. Calories of the Starter with Scallops

Nutrition Facts
Scallops as Starter with Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 1634mg71%
Potassium 656mg19%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6. Decoration Tips for Starter with Scallops

You can add young, freshly fried garlic. After frying, lightly salt the garlic. Sesame black and brown is also very good, goji berries would bring some red on the plate. Also tomato cubes are another possibility.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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