Gim Wrapped Scallops

Ingredients (Makes 5 servings)

1 lb/454 g scallops
1 tsp/5 g salt
1 tsp/5 g ground black pepper
5 sheets gim, cut in 1 1/2 in/4 cm wide strips (Gim #2)
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 fl oz/30 mL clarified butter


1. Remove and discard the “foot” tendon from each scallop. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper.
2. Lay a strip of gim out on a clean, dry work surface. Very carefully brush the top of the strip with the egg white. Place a scallop, on its side at one end of the gim strip and roll it up so that the entire side of the scallop is encased in the gim. Repeat with the remaining gim and scallops.
3. Heat the clarified butter in a sauté pan over medium heat until the butter appears to shimmer. Carefully place each gimwrapped scallop into the pan and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.
4. Remove from the pan and serve.


Fabulous and Flavorful GIM by Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation / The Culinary Institute of America