Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

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Cook: 2 mins Ready in 10-15 mins

Easy

Serves 2 as a starter
For a healthy-yet-special starter, try Jo Pratt's zesty scallops

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Ingredients

  • 6-8 scallops
    Scallops

    Scallop

    Skol-ips, Skal-ips

    This is the bi-valve shellfish with a flat, fanned bottom shell and domed fan shaped upper shell…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 large chopped garlic clove
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh red chilli
  • juice of half a lime
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • roughly chopped coriander
  • salt and pepper

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.

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Comments (44)

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
4

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

ziggysov's picture
5

I loved this, very simple and delicious.

annieogg's picture
5

Bought Scallops on a whim today having never cooked them before. Used dill and chilli as had no coriander. Really enjoyed them. Cooked this time for one another time I'll cook as a starter i think.

onepotwonder1's picture
5

Amazing flavours, has a real kick to it. Do agree that you need to serve them on a bed of rocket leaves or similar just to soak up the lovely juices etc!

lejross71's picture

A lovely recipe, but you only need to cook the scallops for 40 seconds on each side. I got the most beauitful scallops from www.morayseafoods.co.uk

flannybabes's picture
5

Mmm. I had this as a main with steamed mangetout and sushi rice. I also added lots of ginger - it was really simple and yummy.

debbietyler's picture

Made this as a starter served on a baby gem lettuce leaves looked great and very tasty will do this again.

sianie18's picture
5

even though it was my first time for scallops, they cooked beautifully,

titianlisa's picture
5

Fantastic! Were given the scallops for free and fresh from the sea-an added bonus (we're in Jersey)!! and had home grown coriander.....'a taste sensation' !!
Lisa

clairemusgrove's picture
5

Delicious, the lime and chilli work brilliantly together although I served mine with some rocket and the juices as a dressing because otherwise the plate looks a bit empty!

eleanormayo's picture
5

Scallops are my desert island food and this is yet another yummy way to cook them!

stelaholder's picture
5

Loved by everyone. I didn't put coriander as i didn't have any but the flavours were superb.

alexlindner's picture
5

Nice starter for a dinner party

vickpole's picture
5

I combined this dish with Linguine with lemon, garlic & parmesan but I omitted the parmesan, from this website and it was fab! Really light and tasty. Would even do it for friends as a dinner party dish.

pmr747's picture
5

Nice, easy & very quick - perfect starter

kblacey's picture
5

Dead easy!

This the first time I have cooked scallops (believe it or not) and we were well impressed. Served with a green salad and sliced avocado which added a softer creamy texture to the plate.

Lovely !!

kas1957's picture
5

Lovely starter - very easy too. Served mine on a bed of wild rocket and used the pan juices as a dressing.

nixkitz's picture
5

Delicious starter - the flavours are gorgeous and it was a nice twist serving scallops with lime. I'd 'beef up' the starter with some salad leaves on the side in the future.

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