Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Steam ladies fingers with dried scallops

Here is another side dish for Chinese New Year. Maybe after the heavy reunion meal with lots of meat, we should eat some light vegetable dishes. This one is quick and simple. I love it!

10 pcs ladies fingers
20 small dried scallops (soaked in warm water and retain water)
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbs cooking oil

2 tbs warm water from soaking scallop
2 tbs soya sauce
1 tbs oysters sauce
1 dash of ground white pepper 

Fry chopped garlic oil till golden brown. Remove garlic and set aside. Add dried scallops and oyster sauce and stir fried till fragrant. Add sauce and stir fry till sauce is reduced. Place ladies fingers in steamer and steam for 2 -3 minutes. Remove from steamer and place on a serving plate. Pour sauce over and dried scallops over the steamed ladies fingers and garnish with fried garlic. Serve hot.


  1. Hey Quay Po,

    I've never seen dried scallops used with okra before. This is such an interesting and new dish to me, I love it. Wishing you and your family a prosperous and happy Chinese new year.

  2. This sounds delicious but you seem to be able to get ingredients that we never see here :( Diane

  3. Wish you a Happy Chinese New Year!!! There's a card for U at my blog...;)

  4. Is that what they're called - ladies' fingers? Wow! Looks really flavorful. Happy New Year!

  5. Those look really delicious! Scallops and okra ... yeah, that sounds interesting enough to give it a shot!

  6. Delicious Okra recipe. I love okra.

  7. Wishing a happy and prosperous Chinese new year to you.

  8. I absolutely love anything with okra!

  9. Woww I really miss ladies fingers, they are so expensive here in Australia! Used to have them all the time in Malaysia cooked with dried shrimp.. yummm. Thanks for always bringing back childhood memories for me! :)

  10. This looks like a super interesting dish! Thanks for posting the recipe! =D

  11. Looks delicious. I love dried scallops. Kung hei fat choi to you and your family!

  12. Never thought okra and lady together :) Seems like a likable dish for a okra-phobic person like me.

  13. Veronica-Happy Chines New Year to you and your Family!
    I love okra,(ladies finger)...cute name for it. Steamed with the dried scallops sound really delicious!

    BTW-When you get a chance, stop by my blog a couple previous posts, I have an award waiting for you. Your name is on the list!

  14. Looks healthy and delicious! Happy New Year!!

  15. Happy Chinese New Year to you dear!
    And your dish is divine! Wonderful photo as always!

  16. Oh, my, this looks fabulous!!! I could dive right in. Happy Chinese New Year!

  17. OH my this is a wonderful meal ... I love that you used okra...yum!

    Happy New Year Quay Po!

  18. lequan, Diane, Belinda, Swathi, Bel, Hyosun, Sandra, Lizzy, Kate: Thanks so much for your greetings and like this recipe.

    love to cook: thanks for the card.

    Rich: do let me know how you like that shot! LOL!

    Kim: I am glad that this dish bring back childhood memories for you:D

    fitchocoholic: You are most welcome.

    llke: You are so funny. Thanks for the comment, it gave me a chuckle.

    Elisabeth: You are always very thoughtful. Thanks for including me in your sisterhood blogger award.


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