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Pan fried Scallops with Pea Puree and Crispy Pancetta

Vanessa's Entree, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australial.

Ingredients

  • Pan fried Scallops:

  • Scallops (3 -5 per person depending on size)

  • 1 tbsp butter

  • 1 tbsp macadamia nut oil

  • A pinch of salt

  • Pea Puree:

  • 600 ml boiling water

  • 300g garden peas

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves

  • A pinch of salt

  • Crispy Pancetta:

  • 150 g pancetta, sliced thinly

Method

  • Pan fried Scallops::

  • 1.

    Heat the butter and oil in a non stick frying pan.

  • 2.

    Add scallops, flat side down and leave to cook until they develop a nice crust on the underside, approximately 2 minutes.

  • 3.

    Turn over and cook for another minute.

  • Pea Puree::

  • 1.

    In a saucepan combine water, garden peas, mint leaves and salt.

  • 2.

    Bring to the boil.

  • 3.

    Reduce heat and simmer until peas are tender, approximately 5 minutes.

  • 4.

    Drain the water and puree the peas and mint with a stick blender.

  • 5.

    Pass through a strainer and season before serving.

  • Crispy Pancetta::

  • 1.

    Cut the pancetta into ½ inch strips.

  • 2.

    Cook in a skillet over medium/high heat until crispy, approximately 8 minutes.

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