Back in England and Scallops are very much back on the menu for us. This is a simple but luxurious starter or a light lunch or supper. I also served the scallops with some excellent smoked salmon I happened to have but it would have been just as good without.
Ingredients (to serve 4 as a starter or 2 as a light main)
- 12 scallops
- Some finely chopped rocket mixed with the finely chopped zest of a lemon (unwaxed)
- Some finely chopped coriander to sprinkle over
For the dressing
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1 teaspoon of fish sauce, a tablespoon of rice wine vinegar, half a crushed clove of garlic, the juice of half a lemon, a little honey (to taste), salt and pepper.
Mix or shake up all the ingredients for the dressing, tasting and adjusting as you go
Heat the griddle pan until it is smoking hot and quickly sear the scallops on each side (about a minute is all they’ll need) then plate them up. Pour the dressing over the hot scallops, and sprinkle over the rocket and lemon mix.
Fast food doesn’t get much better than this!
For more scallop inspired recipes, take a look at this or this.
41 thoughts on “Griddled Scallops with Lemon and Rocket and a Fish Sauce Dressing”
So simple, so good. Yes to the smoked salmon.
And maybe a glass of your Veuve Cliquot!
Excellent – I hope you could smell the sea while you ate it 😉
We could smell it and taste it! And almost see it (if we’d eaten in the front garden and craned our necks a bit) 😉
Ohhhhhh. I wish this were on my menu.
It was worth putting on the menu!
I cannot get along with scallops, to my eternal dismay, but they do look very lovely indeed. I do hope you had some crisp, cold white wine with them…. 😉
Oh dear – will leave them off the menu for you when we meet up one day!
Madre mia!!!! Rico!! Rico!! Rico!! Me encanta!!
Gracias – era riquisimo!
One of my favorite sea-food..
Thanks for this gorgeous recipe,Tanja!
One of my favourites too!
Scallops are the best ever… but with smoked salmon… that sounds even better!
So many good things all on one plate!
I will have to give these a try! 🙂
Enjoy them if you do!
Even though I am sitting here on the second day of official winter contemplating dipping my finger in that fine accompanying sauce I can appreciate this recipe. Tasmania do very fine scallops and we are well known for them. Stevie-boy is a bit of a pleb when it comes to seafood and sticks to fish but if he was forced he would eat scallops…and he calls himself a Pom! 😉 Back to dipping my finger in that scrumptious sauce…lick…lick…lick…
I think that sauce would be fabulous with so many things – especially finger dipping!
This looks wonderful Tanya… a delicious mix of flavours!
Thank you – we really enjoyed it!
This is the best type of fast food!
Lovely dressing with an Asian twist!
I did indeed go all Asian with this one!
Have a beautiful day Tanya.
🙂 Mandy xo
Thanks so much Mandy!
I absolutely love scallops especially when presented on greens like you have done. We eat something very similar with oranges added to the mix. Next time I’ll serve some salmon along side for my husband as he loves it and it makes a pretty presentation.
Ooh I love the idea of the oranges too – the salty scallops and the tangy citrus hit!
Yum! So light and perfect! I love that you put it over the smoked salmon. Delicious! Buen provecho, nena!
Gracias – era riquisimo!
My kind of fast food…love scallops!
Shellfish (and raw fish) are so totally TOP of my list of eats when baby comes!!! YUM. This looks gorgeous…
Oh yes, you’ve been having to avoid them for a while L Worth it though! And not long now!
Mm, scallops – I like the really huge ones… they’re hard to find, usually the piddly ones are all that can be had, but it’s better than nothing I suppose. I’d serve with the smoked salmon too – I bet it made an awesome combo!
it’s look lika a shushi from japan..
It looks delicious