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Seared Scallops with Carrot Fritters

Great for a party. Scallops are so quick to prepare and the carrot fritters can be prepared in advance.


  • Scallops

  • 12 medium Scallops roe removed

  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground Black pepper

  • Carrot Fritters

  • 60 g Plain Flour

  • 125 ml soda water

  • 1 Egg lightly beaten

  • 0.25 teaspoon ground Cumin

  • 0.25 teaspoon ground Coriander

  • 0.25 teaspoon Turmeric

  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 small Red chilli seeded and finely chopped

  • 235 g grated carrots

  • 8 spring onions finely sliced

  • 25 g chopped Coriander

  • 60 ml vegetable oil

  • Yoghurt Dressing

  • 125 g plain Yoghurt

  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground Black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil


  • Scallops:

  • 1.

    Place the scallops in a bowl, add the olive oil, season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.

  • 2.

    Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium to high heat and cook the scallops for no more than 1 minute each side.

  • 3.

    Place 3 carrot fritters on a plate, top with the watercress and scallops and drizzle with the yoghurt dressing.

  • 4.

    Season with pepper.

  • Carrot Fritters:

  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (315°F/Gas 2-3).

  • 2.

    Place the flour, soda water, egg, cumin, coriander, turmeric and salt in a bowl and mix well.

  • 3.

    Add the chilli, carrot, spring onion and coriander and stir to combine.

  • 4.

    Heat a frying pan on a medium to high heat, add the oil and heat until hot.

  • 5.

    Cooking in batches, add 2 tablespoons of batter per fritter and cook for 2 minutes each side, or until golden brown.

  • 6.

    Drain on paper towels.

  • 7.

    Cook the remaining fritter batter, adding extra oil if necessary.

  • 8.

    Place the fritters on an ovenproof plate lined with paper towels and keep warm in the oven while you cook the scallops.

  • Yoghurt Dressing:

  • 1.

    Place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine.

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Posted by Glenice7Report
Yum I made mine with a mixture of seafood because it was all I had and all I can say is how good
Posted by Colleen76Report
I've cooked this dish a number of times it is easy & delicious & a great entree for a dinner party.