|scallop mantles with shiitake mushrooms and scallions in oyster sauce|
|cleaned scallop mantles--ready for cooking|
(look closely, the tiny dots are the eyes!)
Scallop Mantles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Scallions in Oyster Sauce (serves 4 as part of a meal)
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp chopped or grated garlic
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 C chopped or sliced scallions (reserve about 1-2 teaspoons for garnish)
10 dried shiitake mushrooms (re-hydrated, steam removed, sliced into 4-5 pieces)
1 lb cleaned scallop mantles (keep whole)
3 Tbsp oyster sauce
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sesame oil (plus more to drizzle after cooking)
5 Tbsp water (may omit if you want less liquid)
1 large pinch of sugar
1-2 large pinches of black or white ground pepper (plus more for garnish)
1) Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium high heat.
2) Once the pan is hot add garlic, ginger and scallions. Saute about a minute.
3) Add shiitake mushrooms, saute about 1-2 minutes.
4) Add scallop mantles, turn heat to high, saute for about 3 minutes.
5) Add oyster sauce, sesame oil, water, sugar, and pepper. Saute about 1-2 minutes until all the mantles are just cooked. Remove from heat.
6) Pour the contents into a serving dish, garnish with sliced scallions, drizzle a little sesame oil and add a pinch of fresh ground pepper.
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*Avoid overcooking the mantles, just as any seafood. Once the mantles are cooked they will curl up slightly and turn more opaque.
*I will be very surprised if you can find scallop mantles for sale in the United States. The best way to obtain scallop mantles is to buy whole live scallops off the boat, the way scallops or any seafood should be purchased! I buy my scallops from F/V Rimrack (Rye, NH). I don't know any better way to eat fresh seafood other than wild caught straight off the boat or from fishing/diving. If you are interested in eating the mantles you may purchase whole scallops from the Anderson family by visiting: http://www.rimrackfish.com. Please support your local fishermen! Thank you Captain Mike and family for the fresh and delicious seafood!!
*I have never used a phone to take photos. This set of photos came from using an android phone. I think the quality is pretty decent.