Thai food is always a delicious treat. But many restaurant varieties are loaded with unhealthy additives, and few of them contain the fun and exotic twist of scallops! Treat yourself and your family to this delicious mix of scallops and veggies in a creamy coconut sauce.
Thai scallops in coconut sauce
Serving size 4
Recipe inspired by Healthy Green Kitchen
Historically, Thai food has always been exceptionally healthy. But many restaurant varieties these days are loaded with salt and other unhealthy additives. Save some money and do something good for your body by whipping up this delicious, nutritious and exotic meal yourself.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
- 1 cup bay scallops, thawed if frozen
- 1 green pepper, julienned
- 1/2 a small onion, diced
- 1 green onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
- 1/3 cup chicken stock
- 1/3 cup light coconut milk
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper
- 2 cups bok choy, chopped
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Chop vegetables. Defrost scallops, if necessary.
Cook the scallops
Cook the scallops and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Stir regularly for 3 or 4 minutes so scallops are evenly cooked. Remove from heat and drain.
Add the vegetables
Place the remaining olive oil, peppers, onions and mushrooms in the pan, and cook over medium heat until tender. Stir in the garlic and scallops.
Add the sauce
Combine the chicken broth, coconut milk, lime juice, sugar, fish sauce and crushed red pepper. Add them to pan.
Top with bok choy
Add in the bok choy and bean sprouts.
Bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and serve over brown rice with a sprinkle of cilantro.