Healthy Recipes

Arame Saute with Bay Scallops

Arame’s minerals and B vitamins keep your neurons firing on all cylinders. But let’s be honest—you’ll find yourself making this dish again and again just for the succulent omega-3-rich scallops.

Arame Saute with Bay Scallops
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2 cups arame
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and cut into 3- inch matchsticks (You can use a mandolin for this.)
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into 3-inch matchsticks
1 cup water
1 tablespoon tamari
3 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons minced cilantro
8 farmed bay scallops
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds and/or black sesame seeds


1. Place arame in a medium bowl and cover with water. Soak for 5 minutes, then drain.

2. Heat sesame oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and ginger, and stir-fry for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the arame and stir.

3. Add cup of water and cover. Raise heat to high and bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes (the liquid will evaporate).

4. Add tamari and mirin and cook an additional 5 minutes over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.

5. Remove and discard the tough muscles from the scallops; season with salt and pepper.

6. Heat butter and oil in a nonstick skillet. When hot, add scallops and sauté over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes each side. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and remove from heat.

7. To serve, divide the arame between four plates and place 2 sesame scallops on top, on each plate.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 287 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated), 18 g carbohydrates, 13 g protein, 8 g fiber, 872 mg sodium (38% Daily Value).

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