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Steamed scallops with stir-fried corn and chilli, and pineapple rice

Steamed scallops with pork and pineapple rice and stir-fried chilli corn.

Ingredients

For the pineapple rice
For the stir-fried corn and chilli
For the steamed scallops

Preparation method

  1. For the pineapple rice, cook the rice according to packet instructions and allow it to cool thoroughly. The rice must be cold before you cook this recipe.

  2. Heat a wok over high heat until it is hot. Add the oil, and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, add the pork and stir-fry for two minutes.

  3. Add the soy sauce, salt, pepper, ginger, and spring onions and continue to stir-fry for two minutes.

  4. Add the rice, mix well and continue to stir-fry the mixture for another five minutes until the rice is heated through and well mixed.

  5. Stir in the sesame oil and add the pineapple pieces. Continue to stir-fry until the pineapple is warmed through but not cooked. Keep warm until ready to serve.

  6. For the stir-fried corn and chilli, if the corn is fresh, cut the kernels off the cob. Blanch frozen corn for five seconds in boiling water and drain.

  7. Heat a wok or large sauté pan until it is hot. Add the oil, salt, corn, and chilies and stir-fry for one minute.

  8. Put in the pepper, sugar, and chicken stock, and continue to cook for three minutes. Set aside until ready to serve.

  9. For the steamed scallops, put the scallops on a heatproof plate. Next, set up a steamer or put a rack into a wok or deep pan and fill it with 5cm/2in of water. Bring the water to the boil over a high heat.

  10. Put the scallops on the plate into the steamer or onto the rack. Turn the heat to low and cover the wok or pan tightly then steam gently for five minutes.

  11. Meanwhile, in a heatproof bow, combine all the remaining ingredients except the oil and coriander sprigs to make a sauce.

  12. Heat a wok or large frying-pan over high heat until it is hot. Add the oil, and when it is very hot and slightly smoking, pour this hot oil over the sauce ingredients.

  13. Remove the scallops from the steamer and place onto serving plates, then give the sauce several good stirs.

  14. To serve, pour the sauce over the scallops, garnish with the fresh coriander and serve at once with the stir-fried corn and chilli, and pineapple rice.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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