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Safe Lime & Coriander Scallops

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.

Pan-fried scallops

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.

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