Garlic and Thyme Scallops with Pea Puree

Ingredients

 

2 tbsp. Olive oil

6 Scallops

Pinch of Thyme

2 Cloves Garlic

1 Knob of Butter

Pinch of Crack Black Pepper Corns

Sea Salt A/R

 

200g Garden Peas

Salt A/R

Pepper A/R

2 tbsp. Double Cream

Method

  1. In a deep Pan bring some salted water to the boil and blanch the garden peas for 3 minutes.
  1. Add the peas to a blender along with a little water. Blitz the peas, adding little amounts of the water as required to get a smooth texture. Once blended, pour the mixture into a sieve and use the back of a ladle to push it through to get a silky smooth finish.
  1. Meanwhile, in a hot pan, add the olive oil and the scallops. Immediately reduce the heat and add the garlic, thyme and seasoning.
  1. Add the knob of butter and start basting until golden brown, but also making sure the scallops do not get overcooked.

With such an amazingly simple dish to make, this recipe is an absolute must try at home! This is a very quick and easy dish that you can make as an entrée or a starter and also impress your guests in such a short amount of time. This recipe contains ingredients, which is locally sourced and has a preparation time of 15-20 minutes. Seafood being one of my favourites, the combination of butter garlic and thyme brings out the mildly sweet aroma out of the scallops making this dish flavourful and appetising.

Scallops are rich in vitamin B12, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc and copper. They are also an excellent source of phosphorus, selenium and also a high protein bivalve, which contains a variety of nutrients that can promote cardiovascular health and provide protection against colon cancer, making this an extremely amazing ingredient to include into your diet.

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