This is a traditional Chinese recipe and fresh scallops are a must. If you don’t know how to clean the scallops, get your local fishmonger to prepare them for you, but do ask for the shells as these not only present the scallops beautifully, they also retain the scallops’ flavors and sweet juices once steamed. The way to eat these is to pop a scallop in your mouth then bring your lips to the shell and drink the delicious juices. Ideally this dish is presented and served with other meat and vegetable dishes at the table and shared and accompanied with jasmine rice. However, they can also make for a delicious appetizer for two.
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