Pan Seared Scallops on a bed of sweet pea puree

March 11, 2012  |  Food

Homemade pan seared scallops on a bed of sweet pea puree

Decided to cook myself a nice dinner of scallops and peas today. Very simple 10 minute dinner that you can fix for yourself. Low in calories and yet very very yummy.



Set a pot of water to boil. Pat dry scallops with kitchen towel and sprinkle sea salt to season. Set aside. Melt the butter in the saucepan.


Cook the peas

Pour frozen peas into boiling water. Bring water back to boil then remove the peas and drain.


Pan sear the scallops

When pan is very hot (test by dropping a drop of water and it immediately sizzles), use the tongs and place the scallops on the pan. Do not be tempted to lift the scallops to check as you will lose heat and lose the browning of the scallop. Sear for approximately 2 minutes then flip over the other side and cook for approximately 1 minute.


Make the pea puree

Sprinkle sea salt on the peas to bring out the flavour. Using a food processor or a fork if you like, mash up the peas


Plate your food

Place puree at the middle of the plate and place your scallops on top of the puree. Drizzle olive oil & balsamic vinegar on top of scallops and pea puree for extra flavour.


Serves 2

  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 10 large scallops
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Optional: Olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Hope you’ve enjoyed this simple recipe. Bon Appetit!

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