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Scallops with lime and chilli butter

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Delicious for entertaining - serve as a starter or as a light meal with crusty bread.
Serves
4
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
5 minutes
Each 50g serving contains (excludes serving suggestion)
KCal
90
Carbs
1.3g
Fibre
0.4g
Protein
7.9g
Fat
6.0g
Saturates
2.50g
Sugars
0.0g
Salt
0.30g
Portion Fruit & Veg
0
Ingredients
Ingredients
15g butter, softened
1 tbsp olive oil
half-1 red chilli, finely chopped
grated rind and juice 1 lime
freshly ground black pepper
12 scallops, cleaned
rocket leaves, to serve
Method
  1. In a small bowl, beat together the butter, oil, chilli and rind and juice of the lime. Season well.
  2. Heat a non-stick frying pan, add the butter mixture and heat until bubbling. Add the scallops and fry for about 1 minute on each side.
  3. Remove from the pan, serve with a little rocket and drizzle with the pan juices.
Chefs tips
  • You could also add 2cm finely chopped fresh ginger and 2 cloves crushed garlic to the butter.
  • This recipe also works with prawns or cubes of fresh salmon.
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