12 ounces sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or bay scallops Serves 6.
If you're looking for an innovative recipe to liven up your weeknight repertoire, consider this healthy salad. Don't be intimidated by the ingredients: quinoa is cooked by a technique that's similar to making rice, and the scallops are quick-seared on the stovetop. Asian condiments — soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar — provide depth of flavor, while snow peas and red peppers give the salad a snappy crunch. To look at the recipe, read more.
4 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce, divided
4 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed well
2 teaspoons grated or minced garlic
3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup trimmed and diagonally sliced snow peas (1/2 inch thick)
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
12 ounces sea scallops, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, or bay scallops