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Sea scallops with Gremolata and Lemon Oil

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Cooking with fish doesn’t get much simpler than this!

To ensure a good, dark caramelised crust be sure to get the pan nice and hot, to a point where the oil is almost smoking. If you’d like to serve this as a main course simply add another two scallops alongside steamed sprouting broccoli and sea kale.


(serves 2 as a starter)
– 4-6 large king scallops
– ½ tbsp olive oil
– 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
– ½ tbsp lemon zest, grated
– ½ tbsp flat parsley leaves, chopped
– fine sea salt and milled black pepper
– 1tsp lemon flavoured olive oil
– 2 wedges of lemon


1. Clean and wash the scallops, removing the tough outer muscle while retaining the roe.
2. Combine the chopped garlic, lemon zest and parsley in a small bowl to make the gremolata*.
3. Season the scallops lightly with salt and pepper.
4. Heat a small cast iron frying pan, add a film of olive oil and then place in the scallops, searing quickly on both sides to create a good crust.
5. Remove from the pan and add a squeeze of lemon juice.
6. Divide the scallops between two warm plates.
7. Sprinkle generously with gremolata then add a good drizzle of lemon oil.
8. Add a wedge of lemon on the side of the plate.

All ingredients are available in the Fenwick  Newcastle Food Hall.

*Gremolata is a blend of grated garlic, citrus zest and chopped parsley used extensively in Italian cookery.

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