Steamed Egg with Scallops and Caviar

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
Inactive Prep:
15 min
8 appetizer servings


  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Chinese chives
  • 2 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stalks removed and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • 2 generous pinches toasted nori seaweed shreds (found in Asian markets)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 bay scallops
  • 4 teaspoons salmon roe, for garnish
  • Finely chopped fresh Chinese chives, for garnish


Thoroughly combine the eggs with the ginger, chives, mushrooms, sesame oil, soy sauce, nori shreds, salt and pepper in a bowl. Place 1 scallop in the bottom of 8 small teacups and divide the egg mixture among the teacups. Tap the teacups lightly on the counter to remove any air bubbles.

Fill a wok halfway with water and bring to a simmer over high heat. Place the teacups in a bamboo steamer, cover the teacups with plastic wrap and put the steamer into the wok, making sure the base does not touch the water. Steam for 8 to 12 minutes. Remove from the steamer and let rest for 3 minutes before removing the plastic wrap. Check that the egg is cooked by putting a toothpick through the center - it should come out clean.

Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of salmon roe onto each steamed egg, sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.

SERVINGS: 4 (APPETIZER); Calories: 117; Total Fat 7.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 11 grams; Total carbohydrates: 2 grams; Sugar: 1 grams Fiber: 0 grams; Cholesterol: 269 milligrams; Sodium: 190 milligrams