Minted Pea-Topped Scallops

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Serve in multiples as a tasty starter or in singles as luxury canapés.


Low in salt
Prep time: 7 mins
Cooking time: 13mins
Serves: 12
Calories: 53Kcal per serving


12 large scallops, corals removed
2 tbsp butter
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
125g (4 1/2oz) frozen peas
Dash of sherry
Salt and black pepper
2 tbsp mint, chopped
1 tbsp fromage frais
1 tbsp olive oil
2 spring onions, shredded and deep-fried, to garnish


Melt half the butter in a small saucepan and cook the onion until soft. Add the peas and the dash of sherry. Cook on a low heat for 5-10 minutes. Season and stir in the mint and fromage frais. Leave to cool slightly. Process the pea mixture in a food processor until it is smooth. Meanwhile, heat the rest of the butter and oil in a saucepan and sear the scallops for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve the scallops topped with the minted pea and garnished with the shredded spring onion.