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Seared scallops with pak choi and a chilli crab dressing Recipe

Seared scallops served on stir fried pak choi leaves with a spicy crab and mango dressing.

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Seared scallops with pak choi and a chilli crab dressing Recipe
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  • Preparation  10mins
  • Cooking time  5mins
  • Rest time  2mins

Ingredients ( pour people)

  • Scallop(s) : 18 whole
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Sunflower oil : 30 ml
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • For the garnish(es)
  • Pak choi cabbage(s) : 3 whole
  • Crab meat : 100 g
  • Red chilli(s) : 1 g
  • Fresh coriander : 0.25 bunch
  • Mango(s) : 1 whole
  • Cucumber(s) : 0.5 whole
  • Olive oil : 50 ml
  • Lime(s) : 1 whole
  • Fresh ginger : 30 g
  • Spring onion(s) : 2 whole
  • Fine salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn


  • 1Remove the scallops from their shells if necessary and remove the coral. Wash under cold water and then place the scallops on a tray lined with kitchen paper to absorb any water. Keep refrigerated.
  • 2For the dressing: Finely dice the chilli. Peel and finely dice the ginger. Pick the leaves from the coriander and roughly chop. Keep a few whole leaves for garnish.
    Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds and cut the flesh into very fine julienne. Finely slice the spring onions.
    Remove the skin from the mango and dice the flesh.
    Squeeze the juice from the lime. Mix all of these ingredients together in a bowl and add 2/3rds of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. If the dressing is too sharp, add more olive oil and a pinch of sugar.
  • 3Pick through the crab meat to remove any shell or cartilage and then add this to the dressing.
  • 4Separate the leaves from the pak choi and wash under cold water to remove any dirt.
  • 5Cook the pak choi for a minute in a very hot pan with a dash of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  • 6To cook the scallops: heat a frying pan until very hot. Season the scallops with salt and then fry on one side for a minute until golden brown. Turn the scallops and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat and add a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • 7To serve: Place the pak choi leaves in the centre of the plate. Top with the scallops and finish the plate with the dressing and a few sprigs of coriander.

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