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XO Sauce Scallops

XO Sauce Scallops

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This XO sauce scallops is a homely and gourmet treat at the same time. I love XO Sauce and I truly believe that every cook into Chinese cooking should have a bottle in the kitchen.

See Also: Easy Baked Scallops Recipe

In my pantry, I am never without it. XO Sauce is a gourmet Cantonese seafood sauce made up of dried scallops & dried shrimps among other ingredients, and it can be eaten on its own as a condiment or used in stir-fries. Whenever I need to wok something in a hurry, I used XO Sauce as the base and I will most certainly be ensured a restaurant-quality and luxurious Chinese dish with minimum effort and preparation.

XO Sauce

Even though a bottle of XO Sauce is pricey (about S$20 a bottle) due to the dried scallops, a little goes a long way in cooking. Dishes with XO Sauce are premiumly priced at Chinese restaurants, so a dish with XO sauce is much cheaper when cooked at home.

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31 Responses to “XO Sauce Scallops”

  1. Little Corner of Mine — February 24, 2012 @ 1:06 am

    Oh yes, that brand of XO sauce is pricey. It’s pricey here too and it’s about the same price. Your scallops look delicious!


  2. Christy — February 24, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    Ooooh, a big WOW from a big scallops fan!:) XO sauce or not, I am already loving this dish!
    I do want to be at your house for dinner, hehehehe ;)


  3. shirley@kokken69 — February 24, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    I do love stopping by your space… everything is some homely here… 有回到家的感觉!


  4. shirley — February 28, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    Any particular brand of XO sauce is good?


    • wiffy replied: — February 29th, 2012 @ 8:20 am

      Hi shirley, you can try Lee Kum Kee brand.


      • ivy replied: — March 8th, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

        been looking high n low but don’t see any LKK XO sauce. Am I looking in the wrong places? So far, only tried local supermart n NTUC. Pls advise.

        Thks. By the way, love your website…been following it since my KL days

        • wiffy replied: — March 8th, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

          Hi ivy, thanks for your kind words. I see it all the time at NTUC (maybe the one you go to is a smaller outlet?). I got mine at Giant hypermart though because it came with a small jewellery box gift.

  5. Pauline Wong via Facebook — March 15, 2012 @ 10:52 pm

    I have marked this down as a must try recipe!


  6. Beanie — March 22, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    Hi, is corn starch same as corn flour?


    • wiffy replied: — March 23rd, 2012 @ 9:57 am

      yup, correct.


  7. Beanie — April 14, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    Hi, at which stage do I need to add water & how much?


    • wiffy replied: — April 15th, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

      Hi Beanie, I did not add water, but if you would like more sauce, you can add about 1/4 cup water at the last step.


      • Beanie replied: — April 18th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

        Hi Wiffy, thank u so much. I m very much an idiot when come to cooking. But yr recipe is so granular n straight forward. Now I hv come to enjoy cooking.

        I hv tried this dish n really love it!

        • wiffy replied: — April 18th, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

          glad to hear! :)

  8. SYd — October 8, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    Hi wiffy, I’m planning to try this dish out as i’m a big fan of scallops :) Just a quick qn, issit necessary to add the celery? Cos I’m not too fond of the taste of it. Will it affect the overall taste of the dish?


    • wiffy replied: — October 8th, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

      Hi SYd, it is all right to omit celery :)


  9. Eliza — June 8, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    Thanks for the wonderful recipes in your website!

    I noticed that you don’t use garlic for Stir-fry Scallops with XO Sauce Recipe. Please advise…

    Thank you.