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Chilli scallops and prawns on pak choi

Picture of chilli scallops and prawns on pak choi with butter and garlic.

Chilli scallops and prawns on pak choi is easy and delicate low carb meal. Pak choi or bok choy recipe with scallops and prawns seasoned with chilli is nutritious and elegant meal. You can serve it as a starter or whole meal.

This recipe with pak choi you can prepare in 15 minutes to eat alone or to share with your loved one. It’s low carb and light so it’s perfect meal you can have before or after your exercise. 

Picture of pak choi with chilli scallops and prawns

Chilli scallops and prawns on pak choi as a special treat

Definitely, these scallops and prawns on pak choi look like a really fancy meal from a nice restaurant. You might consider preparing it for some special occasion. For your loved one for Valentine’s day dinner or some special anniversary. Or for your everyday treat! 

Picture of a plate full of bok choy with scallops and prawns seasoned with garlic and chilli

Last year, I had a great habit of practicing yoga every morning, at least for 15 minutes. I start my coffee, and doing yoga before anything else. Then, my summer leave started and I just abandoned my good habit. And I couldn’t go back for few months. 

Proudly I can say that I am back. Every week at least twice, I go to the gym with my sister. And doing yoga almost every day for at least 10 minutes! So happy because of that! That’s why, you will see a lot of “lighter” meals here. Salads with meat and cheese, protein smoothies, etc.

That’s why this delicious pak choi or bok choy was on my menu today. And, it was so yummy! It looks great and it taste fantastic.

Pak choi or bok choy cut on a plate

Can I eat pak choi (bok choy) on keto?

It’s great news that pak choi or bok choy is great for you and your keto or low carb diet! There is only 1.1 g of NET Carbs in 100 g of pak choi. That’s really low carb so this could be perfect food for keto! Additional plus for this vegetable is anti inflammatory benefits. It contains substances that help reduce inflammation and helping liver to detoxify your body. 

How to prepare pak choi (bok choy)?

Pak choi recipes are so easy to prepare. Usually is the best just to steam pak choi or to immerse in boiling water for few minutes. So, if using pak choi in your cooking, you can have delicious low carb meal in few minutes only.

Picture of a plate full of bok choy with sauteed shrimps and scallops and chilli

Sauteed scallops and prawns (shrimps)

To prepare this meal, you will need to saute scallops and prawns (shrimps) for a few minutes only. I use 2 TBS of olive oil and 3 TBS of butter with additional parsley, basil and garlic. If using fresh chillies you can add it together with everything. If using chilli flakes you can even ad them at the end. Just sprinkle on top.

You can use fresh or dried herbs. The same applies for garlic. If you like, you can use cloves or you can use powdered garlic. It works great with whatever you have on hand.

Other recipes from my blog

If you like Asian and Thai food, you might like my Thai fried cauliflower rice. For all the sea food lovers, I have a fantastic  keto sardines spread. There is a bunch of keto desserts on my blog. The most popular in 2019 was this delicious keto pecan pie cheesecake. It’s fantastic for every occasion!

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Enjoy!

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Chilli scallops and prawns on pak choi

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Serves: 2 Cooking Time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • Pak choi (bok choy) 300 g/10.6 oz
  • Butter 3 TBS
  • Olive oil 2 TBS
  • 12 scallops 150 g/5.3 oz
  • Prawns (shrimps) 200 g/7 oz
  • Fresh finely chopped of dried parsley 1 tsp
  • Fresh finely chopped or dried basil 1 tsp
  • Garlic 2 cloves or pinch of powdered garlic to taste
  • 1 small fresh red chilli or dried chilli flakes 1 pinch or more to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional fresh lime or lemon juice

Instructions

1

Cut each pak choi (bok choy) lengthways and cook for 2 - 3 minutes in steamer or in a boiling water until leaves wilted.

2

Prepare scallops and prawns.

3

Heat olive oil and butter and add 2 crushed garlic cloves, finely chopped basil, parsley and fresh chillies, stir and when hot, add scallops and prawns. Season with salt to taste.

4

Saute scallops and prawns for 2 - 3 minutes or until cooked.

5

Divide cooked and drained pak choi on a 2 warm plates and top with scallops and prawns. Pour melted butter and oil from cooking over pak choi and season with freshly ground pepper and chilli flakes to taste (optional).

6

Add some fresh lime or lemon juice (optional).

7

Enjoy!

Notes

This amount serves 2. Nutritional value per serving: Cal 401, Fat 32 g, Carbs 3.3 g, Fiber 1.5 g, NET Carbs 1.8 g, Protein 32 g. This is for your information only. Please, calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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