Griddled scallops with chilli & ginger butter


50g salted butter, at room temperature
1 clove garlic, crushed
3cm root ginger, peeled and grated
2 red chillies, finely sliced
8–12 scallops (depending on size), cleaned Sea salt
1 pack fresh coriander, stems discarded


1. Mash the butter with the garlic, ginger and chillies. Sprinkle scallops with sea salt.

2. Place the butter mixture in a small frying pan or griddle. Allow to bubble so the chilli and ginger flavours permeate it. Add the scallops, season and cook for 2 minutes. Turn each scallop and cook for 30 seconds -1 minute. Serve topped with coriander leaves and drizzle over the buttery chilli sauce.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes 15 minutes

Serves: 4 as a starter

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 547kj
Fat 10.6g
Saturated Fat 6.6g
Carbohydrate 0.6g
Sugars 0.4g
Protein 8.5g
Salt 0.8g
Fibre trace g

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4 stars

Average user rating Based on 14 ratings

This recipe was first published in Wed Sep 24 11:04:44 BST 2014.