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Seared Scallops on Pea Purée

Seared Scallops on Pea Purée. A really, pretty, quick and easy yet impressive starter.⠀

Serves: 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking:  5 minutes
Total:  15 minutes

Difficulty: easy



12 fresh scallops⠀
200g frozen peas⠀
1 small onion or large echalion shallot finely chopped⠀
Squeeze of lemon⠀
Dash of olive oil⠀
10g butter cut into two knobs⠀

Sauté the shallot or onion until soft in a dash of oil and 1 knob of butter.⠀

Add the peas and cook for 4 minutes. Season and add to a blender or bullet. Set aside somewhere warm.⠀

Get a large frying pan hot and add a splash of oil. Season the scallops.⠀

Add the scallops to the pan in a clockwise circle so you know where to start turning first. You don’t want to overcook them.⠀

Cook for one minute each side. Add the other knob of butter and the lemon juice. Coat the scallops quickly and remove from the pan.⠀

Put three spoonfuls of pea purée onto each plate, top each pea mound with a scallop and serve with a pea shoot on top if you fancy!⠀

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