Billingsgate Catch – SCALLOPS

Posted on December 18, 2013

Fab Scottish Diver Scallops….

The boys at Bards Shellfish have had some fantastic diver scallops this week… all from Scotland. Its a great time of the year for this shellfish – the ‘tongues’ (roes) are full and the muscle meat – sweet and succulent.

They sell large, medium and small and prices start at £10 per dozen…..

Pic captions: Large scallops.

Medium and small Scallops with Chorizo
If you make an early morning visit to Billingsgate – the Billingsgate Cafe sells great seared scallop and bacon rolls…. and we highly recommend them!  This is our take on that – and these make a great snack!

Heat 55g diced chorizo in a frying pan until the fat begins to run, increase the heat and cook over a medium heat until beginning to frazzle, but not burn. Lift onto a plate and set aside. Heat the frying pan until the fat is just beginning to smoke. Add 6 prepared scallops and pan-fry over a high heat for 1 -2 minutes on each side or until the scallop is lightly seared. Replace the chorizo andadd 3 finely sliced spring onions, 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley and a splash of white wine, toss over the heat and season to taste then serve with on in toasted ciabatta and a few rocket leaves.