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Wegmans Lo Mein Salad With Peanut Sauce And Pan-Seared Scallops

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Wegmans Executive Chef Russell Ferguson shares this quick weeknight meal idea. The peanut sauce made with coconut creme makes this recipe a kid favorite. If you want dinner is a hurry, this recipe delivers. It takes 15 minutes to make. You can't even get take out this fast! The peanut sauce goes great with grilled scallops. The salad is healthy tasting, not coated in oil, like most lo meins that you buy in restaurants and it is way cheaper than eating out or ordering take-out. Great for buffet suppers, outdoor parties, and picnics too.
Ingredients
For the lo mein noodle salad
  Lo mein noodles 16 Ounce, cooked (1 pkg Asian Classics Lo Mein (Frozen Foods))
  Edamame beans 8 Ounce, thawed (Food You Feel Good About Mukimame Shelled Soybeans)
  Asian slaw 12 Ounce (Food You Feel Good About Asian Slaw)
  Green onions 1 Bunch (100 gm), sliced diagonally
  Black sesame seeds 1 Tablespoon
  Thai peanut sauce 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Asian Classics)
For seared scallops
  Sea scallops 1 Pound (fresh)
  Flour 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Basting oil 1 Tablespoon (Wegmans)
  Butter 1 Teaspoon (Optional)
Directions

MAKING
1. Place noodles in microwave-safe bowl and cover. Cook in microwave on HIGH 3-3 1/2 minutes. Cool slightly.
2 Add soybeans, slaw, onions, sesame seeds, and sauce to noodles in bowl. Toss gently to combine.
3. Dust scallops with pan-searing flour and pat off excess. Heat olive oil in pan on medium high, until oil faintly smokes then add scallops. Turn over when scallops change color about one-quarter way up and seared side has turned paper-bag brown, 2-3 minutes.
4. Reduce heat to low and cook 2-3 minutes, or until internal temp reaches 120 degrees. (Check by inserting thermometer halfway into thickest part of scallops.)
5. Add basting oil and butter to skillet; swirl. Baste with spoon, 1-2 minutes, until internal temp reaches 130 degrees.
6. Transfer to clean platter and let rest at least 2 minutes.

SERVING
7. Pile the noodle salad onto plates and arrange seared scallops on top.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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