Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Crumbed Scallops with sweet chili mayo


Carole's Chatter: Crumbed Scallops with sweet chili mayo

The next Food on Friday is all about succulent scallops – one of the best seafoods - in my opinion anyway.

These crumbed scallops were tasty but the crumb didn't stick quite as I would have liked.  Any suggestions for improvement are most welcome.

I used a punnet of fresh scallops which had been prepared.  But there was still the odd little brownish bit so I cleaned that all off – a bit fiddly but important in my opinion.  I left the coral on (the orange bit) – we regard that as essential.

I patted the scallops as dry as I could and then double dredged them in egg and panko breadcrumbs. 

I shallow fried the scallops – if I had a deep frier that would probably have been better.


They don't need much time in the pan at all – if you cook them more than about 2 to 3 minutes you risk getting little rubberised balls.

I served it with a sweet chilli mayonnaise – some mayo with sweet chilli sauce, a smidgen of hot chilli jam and salt and pepper.  I think a little lemon juice in it would have been good although I did have lemon wedges on the side.


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10 comments:

  1. I find this one of the best ways to prepare scallops:
    http://pattyandersonsblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/scallop-casserole.html
    Give it a try Carole and let me know what you think.

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  2. This sounds good! I love seafood! :-)

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  3. Love scallops but have never cooked them. This looks great, I will have to give it a try.

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  4. What a wonderful recipe, I will have to give this a try! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  5. Scallops are usually plentiful in Florida so we get them when the budget allows. I like both sea and bay scallops.
    Your version sounds like it has a nice zing.

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  6. I love acallops! These look yummy.

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  7. that sweet chili mayo sounds delish!

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  8. I've never cooked scallops. With all the seafood we have here, scallops are not that common. If I find some and give them a go, I'll be sure to not turn them into "rubberised balls!"

    Thank you for linking this week, Carole. Sweet chilli mayonnaise sounds like it would be good on/with many things.
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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  9. Delicious! I love scallops and the dressing...heavenly! Thank You for linking this creation at the Fluster Buster party. Lizy, co host.

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