Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops

These Keto Low Carb Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops will have your taste buds dancing like they’ve never danced before!

We just got back from celebrating our Mom’s birthday at a pretty cool revolving sushi restaurant, aka kaiten sushi.

As the name suggests, this type of establishment serves sushi that is placed on a conveyor belt that rotates around the restaurant for you to pick up and enjoy, kind of like a buffet line that comes to your table.

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Now, the sushi at these kinds of places may not always be the best, but the concept is really fun and great for the kids!

Anyways, as I was waiting to see what kind of sashimi would come around, I saw a plate go by that was called Kewpie Mayo scallop.

The name itself set off an event of chain reactions in my head and I knew it was on like Donkey Kong!

I immediately took out my phone and started writing a recipe based on these 2 ingredients and came up with this version of Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops!

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It’s super easy to make and absolutely delicious!

So if you are a fan of seafood and shellfish, give this one a try the next time you run across some scallops!

Scallops being a shellfish do come with some carbs, but they also come with plenty of upsides as well!

Scallops are loaded with omega 3s, minerals especially magnesium and phosphorous, protein, and most importantly they taste delicious!

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With this recipe, you get that beautiful butter seared scallop to retain all the flavors of seafood while topped with a creamy Japanese mayo sauce on top.  It tastes just a good as it looks!  This dish as a whole weighs in at ~5g net carbs, or 0.5 g net carbs per scallop.

For this dish, the special ingredients you would need are Soy Sauce, Kewpie Mayo and optional Togarashi.  You can get these ingredients on Amazon or at a local Asian supermarket.

Now, let’s get cooking!

Prepping Time 5M

Cooking Time 5M

Total Time 10M

Net Carb/Piece ~0.5g

Servings 9-12 pieces

Ingredients

  • 9-12 Medium Sized Scallops
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 4 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) If using frozen scallops, thaw as indicated on the package label.  Once thawed, pat dry with a paper towel

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3) In the meantime, finely chop green onions and set aside.

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4) In a small mixing bowl, combine Kewpie Mayo, Soy Sauce and optional Togarashi.  Set aside.

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5) In a large Teflon frying pan, add olive oil on high heat.  Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, about 2-3 minutes, reduce heat to medium and carefully add scallops.  Cook for ~1.5 minutes or until browned and then add butter.  Once butter is melted, coat scallops with butter, flip over and continue to cook the other side for 1.5-2 minutes or until browned.  Once done, transfer to a serving plate.

Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops Recipe

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6) Add ~1/2 tbsp of Kewpie Mayo mix onto each seared scallop and sprinkle chopped green onions on top.  Enjoy hot!

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Hope you enjoy your low-carb/keto Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops!

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Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Japanese Style Butter Seared Scallops. Enjoy this delicious fusion at only ~0.5g Net Carb / Piece. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 4 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: butter scallops, Japanese seared scallops, keto seafood appetizers, low carb seafood appetizers, pan seared scallops, scallop appetizers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 pieces
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Calories: 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 9-12 Pieces Scallops Medium Sized
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Salted Butter
  • 4 tbsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Stalk Green Onions
  • 1/8 tsp Togarashi optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • If using frozen scallops, thaw as indicated on the package label. Once thawed, pat dry with a paper towel
  • In the meantime, finely chop green onions and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine Kewpie Mayo, Soy Sauce and optional Togarashi. Set aside.
  • In a large Teflon frying pan, add olive oil on high heat. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, about 2-3 minutes, reduce heat to medium and carefully add scallops. Cook for ~1.5 minutes or until browned and then add butter. Once butter is melted, coat scallops with butter, flip over and continue to cook the other side for 1.5-2 minutes or until browned. Once done, transfer to a serving plate.
  • Add ~1/2 tbsp of Kewpie Mayo mix onto each seared scallop and sprinkle chopped green onions on top. Enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg

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