Seared scallops with sweet chilli sauce

Seared scallops with sweet chilli sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 3 mins

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Makes 20

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  • knob of fresh root ginger
  • handful coriander stems or leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 20 scallops
  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve (recipe below)

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  1. Place the ginger, coriander and garlic in a pestle and mortar, then pound to a paste. Add the oil and mix through. Pour over the scallops and rub in until they are covered with the mixture. Thread each scallop onto a skewer (see Know-how, below). Can be done up to 1 day in advance.
  2. To cook, heat a non-stick frying pan until really hot. Place a couple of skewers in the pan and cook for 2 mins, until starting to turn golden. Turn over, drizzle with more oil if needed, then cook for another min. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2008

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fairystoryteller's picture
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This was GORGEOUS! I served them as a starter for 4 people with a few leaves and with a lemony dressing. I griddled the scallops and didn't bother putting them on skewers. The sweet chilli sauce is amazing - the recipe makes quite a lot. It made a reappearance at the end of our meal because it goes really well with cheese! I will definitely make this again and will make the sauce to go with other things like spring rolls.

smithtr's picture
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Lovely and easy to first attempt to use scallops. As this was a main course added prawns and marinated in the ginger and garlic etc.

uttons's picture

I added chilli,really gave it a kick.

fissybaby's picture

I tried this recipe and it was amazing. I added my own twist and it was even more amazing.

brandee95's picture

The nutritional information is confusing... 51 cal per serving and there are 20 servings??? I don't know of any scallop that is 51 calories...

holz986's picture
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I made this yesterday for my boyfriend for his birthday and it was amazing!! So easy to make but so tasty. My boyfriend is not really a fan of sea food but even he loved it! Will def make this again!

kebabread's picture

Absolutely lovely, must try so easy to do geat starter for dinner party, I served with a cosmopolitan salad