Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Appetizers)

Shrimp and Scallop Sate Recipe

(Sa Te Tom Va So)

Ingredients : Serves 5

150 ml

15 ml

1 tablespoon

1/4 teaspoon





Spicy tomato dipping sauce


30 ml

2 cloves



1 tablespoon

Dry sherry or dry white wine

Wine vinegar

Chopped dill

Salt to taste

Large scallops, washed

Large shrimps in their shells

Cucumber, cut into 1 cm




Large onion, finely chopped

Vegetable oil

Garlic, chopped and crushed

Red chili peppers, finely chopped

Tomatoes, skinned

Sweet basil, chopped

Method :
  • Place the sherry, vinegar, dill and salt in a pan and bring to the boil.

  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and add the scallops.

  • Allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Remove the scallops and keep the liquid to use as the baste when barbecuing.

  • Skewer the shrimps, cucumber and scallops alternately so that each skewer has three shrimps, three scallops and three pieces of cucumber. Leave, covered, in a refrigerator.

  • Gently fry the onions in the oil for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for a further minute. Add the chili and tomatoes and fry for another 5 minutes.

  • Add the basil leaves and stir. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.

  • Place the safe on the barbecue or under a preheated high grill and cook for 3 - 4 minutes on each side.

  • Baste frequently with the reserved cooking liquid.

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