Scallops with Thai Sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) vegetable broth
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1 to 2 tablespoons Thai chili sauce
1 pound sea scallops
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 small onion, sliced
1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
1/2 cup salted cashews
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (8-3/4 ounces) whole baby corn, drained
Hot cooked angel hair pasta, optional
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, broth, peanut butter and chili sauce until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, saute scallops in 1 tablespoon oil for 2-3 minutes on each side or until firm and opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
In the same pan, saute the onion, red pepper and cashews in remaining oil for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add scallops and corn; heat through. Serve with pasta if desired. Makes 5 servings.