I’ve always been a little worried about cooking seafood, I expect it to induce whoever I’ve fed to a night hugging the toilet. But after really enjoying some scallops recently at a restaurant I thought I’d give it a try and hope for the best.
I found a recipe online that I tweaked a little based on what we had in the house.
- 200g prepared scallops
- largish knob of butter
- two crushed garlic cloves
- 2 x tsp dried red chillies (I used Bart’s Ready Crushed Red Chilli in white wine vinegar)
- juice of 1 lime
- chopped coriander
Melt the butter in a small frying pan and when it is foaming add the scallops. You may need to turn the heat down a little so the butter doesn’t burn.
The recipe said to cook the scallops for one minute on each side but the packet said 3-4 minutes each side, I decided to trust the packet. So, after 3-4 minutes on one side turn the scallops over and add the crushed garlic and chillies.
After another 3-4 minutes take the scallops off the heat and squeeze over the juice of a lime adding a little zest if it takes your fancy, add the chopped coriander and a little salt and pepper.
I served on a bed of salad and it was enough to feed my husband and I for dinner.
They tasted gorgeous (I’m glad I used butter and not olive oil like the original recipe said) and no-one has been ill (except the cat who swiftly ate a raw scallop when I dropped it and later regretted it) so I will call it a success.