Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

Pan-fried scallops with lime & coriander

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(45 ratings)

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

Nutrition and extra info

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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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katcatmur
24th May, 2015
5.05
Such a great and easy recipe. We cooked the scallops for more than a minute either side until they were golden - and they came out beautifully. We used dried chilli flakes as that's all we had. Perfect starter!
LaurenceCarr
7th Mar, 2015
3.8
I made this with chilli oil (instead of fresh chillies) spring onions and shallots and Mange tout. Turned out very nicely
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Raspberrymoustache
17th Feb, 2014
Absolutely delicious! Completely fool proof!
chefbf
31st Dec, 2013
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
9th Jun, 2013
5.05
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
30th May, 2013
5.05
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
12th Apr, 2013
3.05
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!!!
LaurenceCarr
7th Mar, 2015
3.8
Think you must have done something wrong as everyone else rates this very highly.
jane18x
12th Apr, 2013
3.05
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
2nd Mar, 2013
5.05
Fantastic

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