Scallops with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Scallops with Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

Juice of 2 limes
175 ml/6 fl oz olive oil
8 large scallops, sliced into thick discs

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

175 g/6 oz/1 jar of red (bell) peppers, drained
1 garlic clove, crushed
A few coriander (cilantro) sprigs

Method :

Reserve 15 ml/1 tbsp of the lime juice and whisk the remainder with 90 ml/6 tbsp of the oil. Pour over the scallops, season generously with salt and pepper and leave to marinate for 30 minutes. Puree the peppers and garlic with the reserved lime juice and 75 ml/5 tbsp of the remaining oil in a food processor or blender, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Drain the scallops and pat dry on kitchen paper (paper towels). Heat the remaining oil and fry (saute) the scallops quickly over a high heat for about 2 minutes on each side until just golden. Transfer to individual plates, arrange a spoonful of the pureed sauce on the side and serve garnished with the coriander sprigs.

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