*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards


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


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


  • 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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