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This summer grilling recipe is a tasty surprise from Japan!—Kate Heyhoe

Wasabi Grilled Scallops with Japanese Beans

 

Wasabi Grilled Scallops
with Japanese Beans

Serves 6 as a main course, 12 as an appetizer

 

Clean, fresh flavors—a hallmark of Japanese seaside cuisine—characterize this dish.

Tip
The sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Japanese Beans

Wasabi Sauce

1. Prepare the beans: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook beans until tender-crisp, 2 to 3 minutes for fresh beans, 4 to 5 minutes for frozen. Drain and refresh in cold water. Pat dry and place in a large bowl.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together sesame seeds, sugar, soy sauce, miso paste and oil. Pour over beans and toss to coat. Set aside.

3. Prepare the sauce: In a bowl, whisk together wasabi powder, brown sugar, oil, water and soy sauce.

4. Prepare a hot fire in your grill.

5. Rinse scallops under cold running water and pat dry. Brush scallops with sauce.

6. Grill scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side, turning once, until opaque, somewhat firm to the touch and with good grill marks. Serve scallops atop beans and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 

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