Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Vegetables)

Scallops with Turnip Balls Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

1 1/2 oz


1 slice

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

5 tablespoons

2 1/2 cup

Dried scallops

Turnips (about 2 lbs)




Cornstarch, mix with 1 tablespoon cold water

Cooking oil

Soup stock

Method :
  • Soak the scallops in 1/2 cup boiling soup stock (or water), about 2-3 hours. Then steam another 1/2 hour. When soft, shred the scallops with finger. Save the stock.

  • Cut turnips into 30 small balls with a melon ball scoop.

  • Boil in water about 10 minutes. Drain and soak in cold water.

  • Heat 4 tablespoons oil in frying pan, add ginger and scallops.

  • Stir fry for a few seconds, then add turnip balls, wine and all soup stock.

  • Cook about 1 minute over low heat.

  • Add salt and stir in cornstarch paste, until thickened and blended.

  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon hot cooking oil or chicken grease.

  • Serve hot.

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