Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger


Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger

My mum’s favourite seafood dish, here I share her recipe for pan-fried scallops with chilli and ginger which she offers as a starter at a dinner party or a light main course. Enjoy!


3 tsp olive oil
1/2-1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
2 cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
Diver caught scallops (three per person for a starter)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
3 tsp soy sauce

To garnish:
Thinly sliced ginger, chilli and rocket.


Heat the olive oil in a thick-bottomed frying pan on a low to medium heat and fry the chilli and ginger.

Separate the white flesh from the corals and then fry the scallops with the garlic, cooking for approximately 2 minutes on each side.

Add the corals and fry for a minute.

Remove the white flesh and corals from the heat and place on a warm plate.

Add the soy sauce into the pan and let it bubble for two more minutes.

Remove from the heat and pour the sauce over the scallops.

Decorate with the sliced ginger, chilli and rocket.

Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger


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48 Responses

  1. Mummy Constant

    WOW These look amazing!! I watched Jamie Oliver the other day and he took the Scallops apart – it was the first time I had seen that. Really interesting. I would love to try this recipe for Valentines Day with Hubby x

  2. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    I tried scallops a few times when we used to live in Sydney, and did not like them one bit. These look very yummy, maybe I really have to try them at your dad’s restaurant!

    • honestmum

      @Mirka Moore you have to come to Leeds, they have 4 restaurants in the family so we can make it a long weekend of eating!

  3. Jyoti

    I LOVE scallops! Had them as a starter at the weekend at Whatley Manor (birthday treat) but think I will get some to cook at home for the family this weekend, and try your recipe out! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Aimee

    I never can think or find anything too exciting to do with scallops, so I’m deffo going to try this! xxx

  5. sarahhillwheeler

    Totally love scallops…they are one of my favourites and this looks truly divine…but guess I am too scared to cook them myself (living so far in land and miles form a decent fishmonger may have something to do with it). Definitely one of my favourite restaurant meals though and love the idea of chilli and ginger with them!

    • honestmum

      @Sarahhillwheeler thanks so much, can understand not wanting to make as far from a fishmonger as they need to be fresh, come visit us in Leeds!

  6. Mel

    I always go for scallops whenever I go to a nice restaurant, but for some reason, I have never cooked them before. Definitely pinning this mouth-watering recipe! Yummy! Thanks for sharing… I could eat scallops now and it is almost midnight! x Mel


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