Compositions for Dining

Scallop Sonata

Scallops are the automatic divas of any meal, but they are tricky to complement them without overpowering the stars. This is a super impressive 3-part dish that comes together in a very short time.

A sure-to-impress dish that's a cinch to make.
Authored by: Ludwig van Food
Estimated Cost: $30
Difficulty: Easy
Suggested Beverage: Sparkling Wine, Sauvignon Blanc
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 372

Equipment and Supplies


  • 2 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • ¼ cup oyster sauce
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 hash brown patties
  • 1 pound sea scallops, dry pack , prepared


  • Toss red cabbage, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and oyster sauce in a non-reactive bowl.
    2 cups red cabbage, 1 pint cherry tomatoes, ½ cup green onions, ¼ cup oyster sauce, ¼ cup sesame oil
  • Heat oil to just smoking in a heavy pan over high heat. Carefully place the hash brown patties in the skillet. Fry for 10 minutes, flipping them after 4 minutes. Remove them when they are light golden brown, and put them on a paper towel to drain.
    4 tablespoons canola oil, 4 hash brown patties
  • Add scallops, sear for 1 minute or until browned on bottom. Turn scallops over, sear for 30-45 seconds. Remove from heat and pat dry with a paper towel.
    1 pound sea scallops
  • Plate by first laying down a hash brown patty, top that with the cabbage salad, then topping with those beautiful scallops.

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