Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Idea: Sweet and Sour Scallops and Peppers over Rice

Posted by 8 years ago 10 Comments

This recipe isn’t polished as I totally butchered the preparation BUT it was SO tasty I had to share the flavor combination. I’ll make it again with more detail and repost but I thought this may give you some ideas. Of course you can go chicken instead of pricey scallops, they just happen to be on sale this week at the grocery store AND the child LOVES them. :)

So I paired the scallops with multicolored peppers smothered in a wonderful sweet sauce and served over rice.

The Sweet and Sour SauceIdea: Sweet and Sour Scallops and Peppers over Rice

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple with liquids
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 small sweet onion diced

I whisked all of that together and added it to a large skillet with the scallops and peppers. The taste was fantastic my approach just needs some work and I’ll leave it at that. ;~P

Even though my preparation wasn’t perfect the dinner really did come out tasty and the child loved it. The husband could take it or leave it. In his defense he’s not really a pepper or scallop man, so I can’t really blame him. However, he did give me the traditional “I can see others really liking this.” lol

So there you have it. I’m hoping to make it again in my NEW kitchen once I’m all moved in! ;~)

See other recipes using: peppers, pineapple, scallops

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    September 10, 2009

    this looks like a great idea! when you figure it out I am so gonna try it. My kitchen skills arent good enough to figure out what went wrong myself lol


    September 10, 2009

    Looks super yummy but I don't like the texture of scallops, do you think you could use shrimp instead? Thanks for another idea Roni!


    September 10, 2009

    Sounds delicious Roni..As with the other commentor, I think I would also use shrimp or even chicken cut into strips since I prefer my scallops in savory sauces.


    September 10, 2009

    Shrimp would be AWESOME!


    September 11, 2009

    Mmm... I love scallops. Thanks for another wonderful recipe. The combination of peppers are so summery.


    September 13, 2009

    Roni, thanks for this idea. We (the boyfriend and me) tried it last night and enjoyed it. We used more veggies, onions and mushrooms and made everything in separate pans as the boyfriend does not like scallops so he had chicken. It came out great. Here is something funny, I have been suggesting your recipes for years and made some for him ( he does most of the cooking though) but he never realized how popular you are. I pulled up GreenLiteBites to show him your recipe and he starts looking at you page and got excited. He was like who is this woman so I briefly explained to him who you were. Now he wants to know how he can blog so he can get advertisers too. Too Funny! He barely even knows how to surf the net. But I think you have a new fan as he was clicking on several of your recipes.


    September 14, 2009

    lol I love when I inspire someone to blog. It's just a great outlet for your hobbies! :)


    February 27, 2010

    yum! made it just like you said, and it was great! thanks!


    March 17, 2010

    I have a bag of frozen stir fry veggies. Do you think that would work well w/ scallops? The peppers sound great. Just saute the scallops and veggies, THEN add the sauce? Thanks!


    March 17, 2010

    TOTALLY would work great! Yup just saute and then add the sauce.