Grilled Scallops Recipe with ’Nduja Butter

Grilled scallops with ’nduja butter

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Start Christmas dinner with a bang and serve these flavour-packed, spicy scallops in their shells


Sit the scallop shells on little piles of rock salt for stability when grilling.



  • ’nduja 75g, see notes below
  • unsalted butter 75g, softened
  • echalion shallot ½, finely chopped
  • sherry vinegar 2 tbsp
  • coriander a small handful, roughly chopped
  • scallops in half shell 6 large


  • Step 1

    Put the ’nduja into a small cold frying pan and break it up with the back of a spoon over a medium heat, until its fat has rendered and is fairly smooth. Cool then put in a bowl with the softened butter and mix really well. Chill for 5 minutes to firm slightly, then tip into baking paper, form into a sausage and twist the ends to tighten. Chill until firm.

  • Step 2

    In a small bowl, mix together the shallot, vinegar and coriander with a little seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Heat the grill to high. Put the scallops in their shells onto a large baking sheet, then put a thick slice of the ’nduja butter on top of each. Grill for 5 minutes until the butter is bubbling and the scallops are lightly caramelised.

  • Step 4

    Serve with the vinegar, herb and shallot mix spooned over the top.

’Nduja is a spreadable, spicy pork paste from Calabria, Italy, and is available from Waitrose and

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 166
  • Fat 16.6g
  • Saturates 9g
  • Carbs 1.4g
  • Sugars 0.5g
  • Fibre 0.1g
  • Protein 2.8g
  • Salt 0.6g