Stir fried scallops with whole wheat noodles. Not only is this delicious dish ready to eat in less than half an hour, but by using frozen scallops you’ll keep the costs as low as possible.
Simple recipes. Quick healthy meals, like this stir fried scallops with whole wheat noodles that’s what we’re all about here.
This dish was complimented with a nice glass of sauvignon blanc after a particularly hectic week at work!
I’m definitely not in any way Mr Perfect and after a hard day in the office I can fully understand the temptation to grab a ready meal off the supermarket shelf.
I find the secret to stopping that happening is to plan in advance as best you can for when you think you’re going to have a particularly tiring and/or stressful day at work.
Take this recipe, it takes less than half an hour to get it on the table.
That’s probably about the length of time it would take to heat up something shop bought up anyway. So to me, it makes sense just spending that half hour making something much healthier like this. It’s effort, yes, but it’s also worth that effort. Plus then there’s that rewarding glass of wine at the end to go with it!
The frozen scallops I used in this stir fry recipe are about £5 for a bag of 190g mini scallops in my local supermarket, which gives about 4 portions.
If you’re making this recipe for 4, just double up the recipe quantities above and use the whole bag.
This recipe provides a good amount of your daily protein requirement and it’s a reasonably low calorie dish too.
The delicious mix of the oils and sesame seeds compliment, but do not overpower those tasty scallops!
And who doesn’t like noodles?
If you’re used to using normal noodles, give whole wheat noodles a try. They’re so much better for you being made with whole grains and not processed, refined grains.
You know sometimes it’s just about making those small dietary changes for a healthier lifestyle. 🙂
Right, so let’s get round to my weekend round-up!
Well, as I mentioned in the previous recipe post it was to be a weekend spent cooking. Probably just as well on yet another wet and blustery Scottish weekend! They had to extend the St. Andrews Open golf championship for only the second time in its history because of that weather!
So, my Saturday gym session was pretty much followed by that cooking. Both new recipes for the blog and also old one’s receiving a photography update like this updated Raspberry and Pear Smoothie recipe. And making new Pinterest pins. In fact quite a bit of the weekend was spent doing just that. I want to talk a little about that, because as much as I love it, I feel I’ve said enough on cooking here. Also I don’t believe Pinterest if receiving as much attention as it should here in the UK!
So what is Pinterest?
Did you know that Pinterest is fast becoming a really popular search engine option alternative to Google? It’s because it’s visual. Let me explain a little more for those of you who might be unfamiliar to this social media platform.
Pinterest is such a great place to share and find recipes. I spend a lot of my time now in Pinterest, because it just has so many wonderful looking recipes and some great blogger photography too. It’s become my favourite social media area of choice. It also just so happened, this weekend, that I reached 300 followers for Neil’s Healthy Meals. That made me really happy and thank you if you are following me on Pinterest!
It’s not just about pinning people’s recipes (Pins) that I love about Pinterest. It’s also a great place to reference articles on blogging or coding or photography or really any such topic that interests you too. I’ve heard of people actually planning their weddings with Pinterest! It’s this ability to visually save references back to those web sites (Pins) that makes it so much easier to get back to those websites to read them again in future. A Pin is a visual bookmark. And visual things jog our memories to remember what things are about, far better than a one line URL page description!
So, for example, the Pin I made for this recipe looks like this:-
You would just click on the “Pin it” icon under the pictures on this post to add it to your Pinterest account.
Hence me spending this time to make those pins, for pinners to save and to be able come back to my recipes in future. It’s like collecting magazine clippings. Only brought up to date!
- 2 nests (approximately 100g) of whole wheat noodles
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
- 1 red chilli , de-seeded and finely sliced
- 15 g piece of fresh ginger , finely sliced
- 16 mini scallops , or 4 – 5 large ones, quartered (about 50g per person)
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
- Cook the whole wheat noodles as per the instructions on the packet and allow to drain.
- Heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat and gently stir fry the garlic, chilli and ginger for approximately 1 – 2 minutes.
- Turn up the heat slightly and add the scallops and stir fry quickly for about 2 minutes.
- Remove the wok from the heat and add the cooked noodles, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and coriander. Combine everything together well in the wok, and serve.
The recipe and nutrition label is based on using whole wheat noodles, but you can substitute with other kinds if you can’t get those. That will reduce the nutritional content though.
If you aren’t on Pinterest yet, I would seriously check it out.
Here’s the excellent Pinterest video link which explains it all.
Anyway. I hope you enjoy this recipe! As usual I always welcome your thoughts and comments below!
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