EASY FOOD RECIPES : Asafetida Crusted Scallops with Arugula and Star Anise.

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Asafetida Crusted Scallops with Arugula and Star Anise


  • 10 to 12 large sea scallops, about 1 pound, , tough muscles removed
  • 1 tablespoon asafetida
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 star anise
  • Salt to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cups young arugula leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, lightly toasted


  • 1 Gently pat scallops dry with paper towels. In a food storage bag, toss scallops gently with asafetida, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  • 2 Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the star anise and fry until very fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • 3 With tongs, arrange the scallops in the hot oil and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  • 4 Remove and drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  • 5 Remove the oil from heat and stir in the lemon juice and cool.
  • 6 Toss the arugula in the reserved oil and divide salad onto plates topped with scallops and pumpkin seeds.


Chef Vikas Khanna

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Hi ,my name is Zakaria i'm 21 years old , I'm from Sétif, Algeria, I'm a Student in University . I'm here in Bitlanders to meet new friends and learn more about them.

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