Seared scallops with sweet chilli sauce

Seared scallops with sweet chilli sauce

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 3 mins


Makes 20
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Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal51
  • fat3g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs0g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.17g
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  • knob of fresh root ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • handful coriander stems or leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for cooking
  • 20 scallops


    Skol-ips, Skal-ips

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

  • sweet chilli sauce, to serve (recipe below)


  1. Place the ginger, coriander and garlic in a pestle and mortar, then pound to a paste. Add the oil and mix through. Pour over the scallops and rub in until they are covered with the mixture. Thread each scallop onto a skewer (see Know-how, below). Can be done up to 1 day in advance.

  2. To cook, heat a non-stick frying pan until really hot. Place a couple of skewers in the pan and cook for 2 mins, until starting to turn golden. Turn over, drizzle with more oil if needed, then cook for another min. Serve with sweet chilli sauce.

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1st Apr, 2013
This was GORGEOUS! I served them as a starter for 4 people with a few leaves and with a lemony dressing. I griddled the scallops and didn't bother putting them on skewers. The sweet chilli sauce is amazing - the recipe makes quite a lot. It made a reappearance at the end of our meal because it goes really well with cheese! I will definitely make this again and will make the sauce to go with other things like spring rolls.
28th Dec, 2012
Lovely and easy to first attempt to use scallops. As this was a main course added prawns and marinated in the ginger and garlic etc.
5th Feb, 2012
I added chilli,really gave it a kick.
31st Oct, 2011
I tried this recipe and it was amazing. I added my own twist and it was even more amazing.
14th Jun, 2011
The nutritional information is confusing... 51 cal per serving and there are 20 servings??? I don't know of any scallop that is 51 calories...
16th Mar, 2011
I made this yesterday for my boyfriend for his birthday and it was amazing!! So easy to make but so tasty. My boyfriend is not really a fan of sea food but even he loved it! Will def make this again!
18th Feb, 2011
Absolutely lovely, must try so easy to do geat starter for dinner party, I served with a cosmopolitan salad
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Nickolaus Hendel
31st Jul, 2019
I will be looking forward to making this recipes however, I am an american who don't use these units but other units such as the metric. Can you show me how to convert your recipes to such?
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1st Aug, 2019
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