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Miso-Glazed Scallops with Noodles

Like the Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops and Snow Peas recipe, this Miso-Glazed Scallops with Noodles has a Japanese flavor to it thanks to the miso, mirin, and rice vinegar.  However, unlike the previous recipe, this dish has a sweet and salty taste to it that you’ll love!

I paired this dish with Caramelized Green Beans and Sweet Onions because the sauce in this dish caramelizes in the pan.  But feel free to keep the side simple and have a mixed greens salad with a citrus dressing.

Servings: 2
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

MisoGlazedScallopsWithNoodles4 ounces soba noodles or whole-wheat spaghetti
1 ½ tablespoons white miso
1 tablespoon mirin
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger
½ pound dry sea scallops, tough muscle removed
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup sliced scallions

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops and Snow Peas

I found out I liked scallops thanks to this meal.  Although this is technically a “salad”, the scallops, quinoa, and snow peas combine to make a very satisfying and filling dish.  If you still feel hungry 20 minutes after this, have some “dessert”, a.k.a. fresh fruit.  Printable recipes are at the bottom of this recipe.

Servings:  2
Active Time:  50 minutes
Total Time:  50 minutes

Ingredients

ToastedQuinoaSaladScallops4 ounces dry sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or dry bay scallops
1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari, or soy sauce, divided
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1/2 cup whole wheat quinoa
3/4 teaspoons grated or minced garlic
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup trimmed and diagonally sliced snow peas, (1/2 inch thick)
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions
2 tablespoons finely diced red bell peppers
4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

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