Seared scallops with curried apple and lemon oil

Seared scallops with curried apple and lemon oil

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • Serves: Up to 4 people



For the lemon oil:

75ml olive oil
2 sticks of lemon grass
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

For the scallops:

2 apples, cored
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground fennel
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp fresh parsley
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 slices of bread, stale or well dried out in the oven
2 tbsp butter
12 large scallops
Salt and pepper

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Temperature: 160˚C / Gas 3
Tools: Baking tray, bakingpaper, saucepan


  1. Preheat the oven to 160˚C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix the ground spices together in a bowl, slice the apples and lay them ontothe baking tray. Sprinkle the spice mix over the apples and place the tray inthe oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the lemon oil ingredients to the compact chopper/grinder and grind on ahigh speed, reserve.
  4. Remove the compact chopper/grinder and attach the blender, add the herbs,bread and a pinch of salt. Blend together on a high speed until you have breadcrumbs, reserve.
  5. Heat a saucepan and add the butter, when foaming add the scallops to thepan. Season and spoon over the butter as you cook them for 1 minute. Turnthem over and cook for a further minute, again spooning over the butter.Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen paper.
  6. Divide the apple slices between 4 plates, top with the scallops and drizzleover the reserved lemon oil mix. Sprinkle over the reserved bread crumbs tofi nish, and serve.

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