Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

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Cooking time

Cook: 2 mins Ready in 10-15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2 as a starter

For a healthy-yet-special starter, try Jo Pratt's zesty scallops

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

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Ingredients

  • 6-8 scallops
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh red chilli
  • juice of half a lime
  • roughly chopped coriander
  • salt and pepper

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Method

  1. Fry the scallops in the olive oil for about 1 min until golden, then flip them over and sprinkle over the garlic cloves and chopped fresh red chilli into the pan. Cook for about 1 min more, then squeeze over the juice of the lime.
  2. Finish off with roughly chopped coriander and salt and pepper. Serve straight away.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2005

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Raspberrymoustache's picture

Absolutely delicious! Completely fool proof!

chefbf's picture

Just made these as a starter and they were so easy and tasty! Put them on a bed of rocket and they went down really well.

paulw1061's picture
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This is a most excellent and easy dish, which would make a great starter or snack, a fab dish for a summer dinner party! Minimum effort and maximum effect! A true regular in our house now. We cannot recommend this highly enough.

juliafrancis's picture
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Fabulous! Added fresh spinach at the end for a minute or so... Served on a bed of the spinach with fresh wholemeal bread to soak up the juice! Not much juice I agree! x

jane18x's picture
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Made this dish for my mother and father, it was awful dry there wasn't enough pan juices to drizzle over the scallops. I used the juice of 1 lime and it was simply not enough would NOT recommend!!!

jane18x's picture
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Made this dish for my mother and father, it was awful dry there wasn't enough pan juices to drizzle over the scallops. I used the juice of 1 lime and it was simply not enough would NOT recommend!!!

bumble06's picture
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Fantastic

schube1983's picture

I loved this! I added extra chilli for more of a kick!

bumble06's picture
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This was wonderful. Will do it again.

pikeja's picture

Yum yum yum, very easy to cook but impressive starter

katie_besson's picture
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perfect scallops, very balanced taste of the sauce!

louisebermo's picture
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Delicious and so easy!!

sionie1's picture
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Nice and easy

sjampack's picture
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What a gorgeous dish!!
So easy and takes no time.
My boyfriend is bit of a wuss when it comes to spice so I omitted the red chili,
however I still added two pinches of chili flakes just to give it that little bit of kick (wasn't really spicy though)
the result was beautiful.
Will definitely make it over and over again in the future!

sammer_roo's picture
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My boyfriend cooked this for me as a starter served on a bed of rocket. An lovely fresh dish!!

acw4077's picture
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All the family loved it, served with salad leaves & used pan juices as a dressing, also replaced corriander with parsley

cooky_mcgee's picture

Hello,

Just joined up to the site. I went for an awards evening with my work and they took us to the cinnamon club in Westminster, where they served scallops.

They were absolutely amazing and I highly recommend the place for fine Indian dining, potentially the best in London.

I felt compelled today to search for scallop recipes and this was the first I found. Really easy, and was absolutely delicious. I added ginger to the recipe when cooking but otherwise was exactly as detailed above.

I also made 2 small sides on the place, sweet garlic mushrooms ( fry in olive oil with garlic for 10 mins then coat in sugar and leave to caramalize) and grilled haloumi cheese.

I recommend this dish, it's awesome!

aikman91's picture

I didn't like scallops till I tried this recipe,delicious.

jessean's picture
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Made this as a starter for a dinner party, truly delicious will definitley make it again!!

ziggysov's picture
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I loved this, very simple and delicious.

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