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Seared Scallops in Spicy Cream Sauce with Buna Shimeji Mushrooms Recipe

Sweet and creamy fresh scallops are served on a bed of lightly sautéd Buna Shimeji mushrooms, and the spicy cream sauce offers a memorable and different twist to this simple concoction.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Seared Scallops in Spicy Cream Sauce
Servings 2 people
Calories 440 kcal


  • 2 packs Buna Shimeji Mushrooms, one pack per serving
  • 6 sea scallops, 3 per serving
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons Japanese mirin, sweet glutinous rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • salt to taste

Spicy Cream Sauce

  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce
  • few drops of lemon juice
  • 1 dash sugar


  1. Pat the scallops dry and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large, heavy nonstick skillet over moderate heat, and sear the scallops for 3-5 minutes until both sides of the scallops turn golden brown. Set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter and sauté the 2 packs of Buna Shimeji mushrooms lightly. Add 2 teaspoons of mirin and salt to taste and stir well. Dish up the mushrooms in equal proportion onto 2 serving plates.
  4. Mix all ingredients of the spicy cream sauce in a small bowl.
  5. Arrange 3 seared scallops on top of the mushrooms on each plate. Add some spicy cream sauce on the plate.
  6. Garnish with parsley and chopped chives.
Nutrition Facts
Seared Scallops in Spicy Cream Sauce with Buna Shimeji Mushrooms Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 659mg29%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.