A white plate with carpaccio scallops on a dark wooden table

Carpaccio scallops

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 10 mins plus chilling

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Serves 4

Impress guests with this starter, or fish course, that's perfect for a dinner party. Scallops and radishes are served in a delicate Vietnamese sauce

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat5g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein6g
  • salt1.4g
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Ingredients

  • 80g cherry tomatoes
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 150g fresh raw 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…

  • 20g radishes
    Radish

    Radish

    rad-ish

    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • a few dill sprigs
  • ½ tsp chia seeds

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 4 tsp rice vinegar

Method

  1. First, make the crispy tomato skins. Lower the cherry tomatoes into a pan of boiling water for 30-60 seconds until their skins begin to crack and peel, then, using a slotted spoon, lift them into a bowl of cold water. Once cool, peel off the skins and pat dry. Chop the flesh and set aside. Fill a saucepan one-third full with vegetable oil and heat to 170C. Fry the skins for 30-60 seconds or until golden yellow. Transfer to kitchen paper and sprinkle with a little salt.

  2. To make the sauce, bring 50ml water to the boil in a saucepan, add the sugar and stir to dissolve, then cover and put in the fridge to cool down. Once cool, blend with the fish sauce, vinegar and 30g tomato flesh.

  3. Thinly slice the scallops and radishes and mix with the sauce. Transfer the mixture to four plates using a slotted spoon, then drizzle over a bit more sauce and scatter over the tomato skins, dill and chia seeds.

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