Scallops

One of my Day Zero things was to eat Scallops. Ladies and gentlemen I have eaten scallops and I cooked them myself, which I found terrifying as they are expensive (nearly a fiver a packet) and I’ve never cooked them before. If you, like me have no idea what scallops are (but possibly that’s only me) Wikipedia provides all the answers here . I am a vegetarian who is happy to slaughter fish (no ones perfect) but I’m picky about fish which is probably why I’d got this far in life without scallops.
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Lovely Nigel Slater provided the recipe, I cobbled together some bits from one of his other scallop recipes which involved a green salad and boiled Maris Piper potatoes which soaked up all the butter and so in rare moment of domesticity here is a recipe (Nigel’s actually):

Scallops with grilled with coriander and lime butter.
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Combine 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves, 3oz butter (soften), juice of a lime. Once you have a buttery paste, brush a third of it across the bottom of a grill pan. Stick the (washed) scallops on the grill pan (2cms apart) and then pop the rest of the paste across the scallops. Cook under a medium/hot grill for 4-5 minutes (I knelt on the floor pulling the grill pan in an out every minute before finally calling Mr Noo for his expect opinion, it was stressful as I was desperate not to mess it up).

The scallops were melt in the mouth divine with a sort of pleasing bite and lingering flavour. I am a convert. Day Zero: 100 to go.
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18 Comments

  1. grumpinator

    I have never eaten scallops either but I should maybe try and add that to my bucket list. I did once think they were the same as escalopes until I was laughed at in a restaurant! Embarrassing :)

  2. alysonsblog

    oh Im tempted to try them now – I have got this far by not eating them either – though I know how hugely popular they are – right thats it – Im doing scallops this week

  3. antoinette . (@divasupermum)

    i am the same as you a vegetarian who eats fish, i love sallops, but last time i cooked them it made me ill,my late husband was the only one that cooked them for me,i trust Nigel’s recipe was a good one and i am glad you enjoyed them

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