Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger

 

Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger

Here are my Dad, Papa G’s perfect pan-fried scallops with chilli and ginger which make a super starter for a dinner party or a light main course. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

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.

Method:

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.

Delicious!

Pan-Fried Scallops with Chilli and Ginger

 

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47 Responses

  1. Franglaise Cooking

    Oh that looks amazing! I love scallops, we used to eat them all the time when we lived in France. (Sophie)
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  2. Michelle

    Your scallops look amazing, I might give this a try and surprise my husband 🙂
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  3. 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
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    • honestmum

      @Mummy Constant must watch that, you have to try it, let me know x
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    • Honest Mum

      @You Baby Me Mummy thanks, just leave it out as yummy with just the chilli x
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    • Honest Mum

      @Julie’s Family Kitchen ooh you must!
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  4. Aly

    Thanks for mentioning my chocolate popcorn from last week.I’ll joinin again next week.
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  5. Sharmin

    I love, love scallops. This dish looks so incredibly yummy. Please take me to The Olive Tree now!!! xxx
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    • honestmum

      @Sharmin would if you weren’t so far away, come see us soon x
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  6. 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!
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    • 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!
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  7. Alison

    These look amazing. Its a shame I can’t eat shellfish although I love it
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    • honestmum

      @Alison aw shame, thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays
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    • honestmum

      @Kirsty my pleasure and thanks for your lovely words x
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  8. MummyTries

    Oh wow, they look utterly divine… I want some… now!!!
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  9. nutritious deliciousness

    I adore scallops, never attempted making them myself but always head for them when eating out, Papa G’s look divine!
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    • honestmum

      @Nutritious deliciousness thanks lovely, so easy, try it!
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  10. 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! 🙂

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    • honestmum

      @Jyoti ooh sounds fab, let me know if you try it!
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    • honestmum

      @TheBoyandMe thanks, we shot them at the restaurant!
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  11. Coombemill

    My two most favourite Greek dishes from you this week and last week! Thank you
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  12. Capture by Lucy

    These are something I have never tried, but are my sister’s favourites. Must be more adventurous! xx
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  13. Alison Perry

    These look AMAZING. I’ve always been a bit scared of cooking scallops but I think I might give them a go 🙂
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    • honestmum

      @Alison Perry honestly so easy to make! x
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  14. Aimee

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

      @Amee ooh you must, you will love them! x
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  15. Emily Beale

    I’ve never cooked scallops, but always wanted to give them a go, this looks amazing – loving the ginger and chill – yum!
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    • honestmum

      @Emily Beale thanks so much, chilli, garlic and chilli is my favourite trio!
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  16. Steph @MisplacedBrit.com

    That looks delicious! Afraid I’m another in the current trend here with sarah and Mel though… never cooked them myself! Time to be a bit daring perhaps! 🙂
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  17. 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!
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    • 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!
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  18. 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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    • honestmum

      @Mel thanks and well done you for getting in so quickly, love having you for #tastytuesdays x
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