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Soy Citrus Scallops with Udon Noodles and Snow Peas


It has been a really long time since I’ve had a terrible, no good day.

I should go knock on some wood.

But, yesterday was a terribly, no good day.


I had blocked out my schedule to attend a diabetes conference in Kalamazoo and I was excited for a day away from the hospital and a day devoted to learning about diabetes –a topic I’m very passionate about.

I was actually NOT running late, but my GPS was having trouble finding the location. When it said I had arrived, there was definitely not a hospital campus in sight. I was sitting at a red light and leaned over to the passenger side floor to pick-up the printed page that contained the address of the conference. During my lean to retrieve the paper, my foot came off the brake and the car started rolling forward. I slammed on the brake, but unfortunately, my foot landed on the accelerator instead.

I went speeding ahead…straight into the Jeep in front of me.

Seriously? Seriously.

The young guy driving the Jeep pulled over and in my haze of stupidity for my careless action, I was totally shaken up, literally. “Are you okay?”….Are you sure you’re okay?” he kept asking as I was jotting down my insurance information.

A diabetes conference later and a quick visit to a body shop for a quite, I’m looking at $2-3k for my carelessness. UGGGGGGGGGGGH.


After my workout, Mr. Prevention suggested going out for dinner. And I happily obliged. Even though I had a very simple dinner planned, I jumped on the ease of dinner being made for me. I don’t think I could’ve handled a dinner as simple as this last night and that’s saying something because it doesn’t get much easier than this.

I’ve been anxious to post this recipe for over a week now — we were both wow-ed by this one. Simple, fresh, and delicious!



Soy Citrus Scallops with Udon Noodles and Snow Peas slightly adapted from Cooking Light

6 oz dry Udon noodles (or pasta of choice, such as soba)
3 cups snow pea
3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
1 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1 Tbsp dark sesame oil, divided
3/4 lb sea scallops
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook 6-7 minutes. Add the snow peas for the final 2-3 minutes of cooking.

Meanwhile, combine first 6 ingredients and 1 teaspoon oil in a shallow baking dish; add scallops to dish in a single layer. Marinate 4 minutes on each side.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove scallops from dish, reserving marinade. Add scallops to pan; sauté 1-2 minutes on each side. Remove scallops from pan; keep warm by covering with foil.

Place remaining marinade in pan; bring to a boil. Return scallops to pan; cook 1 minute. Add noodles and snow peas to pan and toss to coat. Top each serving with about 3-4 scallops, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon sauce.

Yield: 3 servings

Nutrition Information (per serving): 476 calories; 18.7 g. fat; 80 mg. cholesterol; 810 mg. sodium; 57.3 g. carbohydrate; 3.3 g. fiber; 46.3 g. protein

Result: This was a very fast meal and while I had high hopes that we would enjoy this meal, we actually LOVED this meal. This was a generous portion with everything to make for a balanced meal in one simple recipes. You can sub in any protein or veggie(s) of your choice, and any pasta would work! Enjoy!


TGIF! We actually have a busy weekend planned….luckily, all fun stuff! 😀 Happy weekend!

Be well,

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  1. The Candid RD
    November 30, 2012 / 7:08 am

    Ok, ANY recipe with scallops is one that I know I would love!! And can you believe I’ve never had udon noodles?! We sell them in bulk now at Market District so I need to try them. I’m sure I would love them. So….this recipe needs to be pinned.
    Enjoy your weekend Nicole!

  2. Amy B @ Second City Randomness
    November 30, 2012 / 7:21 am

    Love the simplicity of this! My kind of recipe… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy the busy weekend!

  3. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    November 30, 2012 / 7:42 am

    This is my kind of recipe!!

  4. Renee @ Mykitchenadventures
    November 30, 2012 / 9:14 am

    so sorry about your mishap! Oh well…things happen and the good thing is, everyone is ok. What can you do? Nothing. Move forward and eat delicious meals like the one you posted about above!

  5. STH
    November 30, 2012 / 10:53 am

    What a lousy day! I hope the weekend makes up for it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Addie
    November 30, 2012 / 12:42 pm

    So sorry to hear about your accident. Sounds like something I’d do. Take it easy this weekend, you need some R&R.

  7. Biz
    November 30, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    So sorry about your accident, but at least no one was hurt, right?! Hugs!

    And I am looking away from all those green onions! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Kate
    December 1, 2012 / 12:22 am

    OH NO! I am so thankful everyone is okay though. But auto accidents suck.

  9. Roz@weightingfor50
    December 1, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Hi Nicole, sooo sorry about the collision. THANKFULLY you and the other driver are ok. Take care.

  10. Emily @ www.main-eats.com
    December 1, 2012 / 7:04 pm

    Fun idea-looks delicious!!!

  11. Lindsay
    March 25, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    I made this, and while I wasn’t too sure (looked like I had too much liquid!), it was amazing once I put it in a big bowl ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very tasty .. yum yum.

    Even the husband loved it!

    Love your website .. and now that it’s bookmarked will be trying other recipes. Thanks so much!

    • Nicole, RD
      March 25, 2013 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks, Lindsay! ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to checking out YOUR site!

  12. Carole
    May 24, 2013 / 12:14 am

    Carole’s Chatter is collecting scallop dishes today. This is a nice one. I do hope you pop over and link in. This is the link . Cheers

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