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A white plate piled with three large scalops on a bed of golden chickpeas with a garnish of rocket to the side

Healthy scallops

Published: February 17, 2022 at 2:39 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Healthy, quick and packed full of flavour, this recipe with smoky spiced chickpeas and golden, tender scallops is one to make room for on the weekday dinner rotation

  • Gluten free
  • Healthy
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal275
fat10.2g
saturates1.4g
carbs20.9g
sugars0.9g
fibre7.8g
protein21g
salt0.2g
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Try this recipe for healthy scallops, then check out our seared scallops, grilled 'nduja scallops, scallop and prawn risotto and more scallops recipes.

Looking for more nutritious meal ideas? Tale a look at our healthy prawn recipes, healthy fish recipes and healthy salmon recipes.

Ingredients

  • 6 king scallops, roe and muscles removed (you can ask your fishmonger to do this for you)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ready roasted pepper from a jar, roughly chopped
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • a small handful flat-leaf parsley
  • 40g rocket

Method

  • STEP 1

    Season the scallops well. Heat half the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the scallops until deeply golden brown on one side, pressing down lightly to help get an even colour. After 2-3 minutes, flip each scallop over and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on the other side. Transfer to a large plate and loosely cover with foil.

  • STEP 2

    Add the remaining oil to the pan along with the garlic and spices. Stir, scraping the bottom of the pan, and cook for a minute until everything is fragrant. Add the chickpeas and peppers, season and toss to coat. Cook for a few minutes until everything is warmed through. Remove from the heat and stir through the lime juice and parsley. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the scallops with the chickpeas and rocket on the side.

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