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XO Sauce Scallops

This XO sauce scallops is a homely and gourmet treat at the same time. Pairing large scallops with premium XO sauce is always a treat on the dinner table.

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XO Sauce

XO Sauce is a gourmet Cantonese seafood sauce made up of dried scallops & dried shrimps among other ingredients, and it can be eaten on its own as a condiment or used in stir-fries. Whenever I need to wok something in a hurry, I used XO Sauce as the base and I will most certainly be ensured a restaurant-quality and luxurious Chinese dish with minimum effort and preparation. I love XO Sauce and I truly believe that every cook into Chinese cooking should have a bottle in the kitchen. Even though a bottle of XO Sauce is pricey (about S$20 a bottle) due to the dried scallops, a little goes a long way in cooking. Dishes with XO Sauce are premiumly priced at Chinese restaurants, so a dish with XO sauce is much cheaper when cooked at home.

Perfectly Seared Scallops Recipe
For best results, use large scallops for this recipe. You can get the Canadian scallops or Hokkaido scallops from the local supermarkets. Pat dry them on paper towels before adding to the wok.

Ingredients (XO Sauce Scallops)
Other complement to this stir-fry: carrot, snow peas, ginger and celery.

31 comments on “XO Sauce Scallops”

  1. Your scallops look beautiful! May I ask where you purchased your Hokkaido scallops? Any suggestions for where to find them fresh? I made the mistake of purchasing scallops at my nearest grocery and then ended up in the bin; slimy and smelly. Thanks for any suggestions–looking forward to trying the recipe!

    • Hi, I’m in Singapore and I got mine at NTUC. There’s a photo of the box with the scallops in the post above. the normal price is S$36.90 but now and then, it’s on sale for about S$30. Hope you find it!

  2. This is definitely an expensive dish if we order in the Chinese restaurant. Home cooked is the best.

  3. That looks very yummy! XO sauce, I must get one as soon as possible! :)

  4. Woah, I don’t have XO sauce in my pantry leh!….

  5. wow! restaurant quality indeed! next time you’re in town i get you the ones from Tai O fishing village…full of dried shrimps, no dry scallops, but yumm max!

  6. I never cooked with XO sauce, only had it in restaurants. Your scallops look delicious with the snow peas.
    Hope you are having a fabulous week Wiffy :)

  7. Luxurious plus : ), an humble version often with me is noodles with XO sauce.

  8. I never thought XO sauce could be used in cooking. Good idea. LOL I could cook this in my new HappyCall pan!

  9. Now I realy have to check out what XO sauce is. I never heard or seen it before. thanks for the useful tip!

    Looks very delicious your dish by the way! ;)

  10. I love LKK XO sauce. Like you, we also keep one in the fridge. It goes well with our dried shrimp noodles. Hehehe!! I just found out that LKK XO sauce is so much cheaper in HK than SG. Your dish looks very inviting and colourful!!

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