Scallops Recipe with Vietnamese Sauce

Scallops with Vietnamese herb sauce

  • serves 2 as a starter
  • Easy

These grilled scallops are super easy to make, low in calories and look impressive. Served with a vibrant Vietnamese herb sauce, this recipe is fresh and a great starter for 2


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • scallops 4 large, cleaned (keep the shells)
  • red chilli 1/2, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil


  • coriander a small bunch, leaves picked
  • mint a small bunch, leaves picked
  • ginger 1/2 a thumb-sized piece, finely grated
  • garlic 1/2 clove, finely grated
  • spring onion 1, chopped
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • lime 1, zested and juiced
  • palm sugar or soft brown sugar 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat a barbecue or grill to medium-high. Put each scallop into the rounded half of a clean shell, sprinkle with chilli, season and drizzle with a little oil.

  • Step 2

    Put on to the barbecue or under the grill for 5-10 minutes until lightly charred.

  • Step 3

    Put all of the herb sauce ingredients into a food processor along with 1-2 tbsp of water and whizz.

  • Step 4

    Using a pair of tongs, carefully lift the scallop shells off the barbecue or from under the grill and spoon over the herb sauce.

  • Step 5

    Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 118
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturates 0.4g
  • Carbs 11.2g
  • Sugars 8.4g
  • Fibre 0.6g
  • Protein 7g
  • Salt 2g