Seared Scallops with Fennel Apple Slaw
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbs sesame oil
1 tsp hoisin
1/2 tsp sambal chili garlic paste
6 scallops, tough muscle removed from side
1 bulb fennel
1 granny smith apple, peeled
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tbs rice wine vinegar
1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
1 tbs olive oil
salt and pepper
In a small bowl, combine fish sauce, sesame oil, hoisin and sambal. Add scallops and toss to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes.
On a mandolin, finely slice fennel and apple. Combine with scallions, lime juice, vinegar, cilantro and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Heat a saute pan over medium high heat and add a little oil. Season scallops with salt and pepper and sear scallops until nicely browned, about 4-5 minutes on each side.