- Preparation and cooking time
- plus chilling
- More effort
- 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
For the sauce
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.