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Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Raisin Vinaigrette

Superstar comedian Josh Thomas shares his divine entree as featured in Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia


  • Raisin Vinaigrette

  • 300ml water

  • 300g white raisins

  • 300g capers

  • Cauliflower Puree

  • ½ head of cauliflower

  • 25g butter

  • 1 cup milk

  • Seasoning

  • 100g mixed salad and dressing

  • 12 large scallops

  • Olive oil


  • 1.

    Soak the raisins in warm water.

  • 2.

    Add capers then purée and pass through a fine strainer.

  • 3.

    Cut cauliflower heads into small bits.

  • 4.

    Combine butter & milk in a pan and then soften the cauliflower in the pan.

  • 5.

    Strain the cauliflower and make it into a liquid

  • 6.

    Add salt & pepper to taste and strain again and serve warm.

  • 7.

    Slowly heat up the raisin vinaigrette to serve.

  • 8.

    Sear the scallops in a pan with olive oil.

  • 9.

    Serve with dressed salad. .

  • 10.

    Place small spoonful’s of puréed cauliflower around the edges of the plate, pop the scallops on top and serve with the salad in the middle.

  • 11.

    Pour the warm vinaigrette and serve immediately.


Inspired by a Gordon Ramsey recipe

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