Pan-fried Scallops with Tamarind

These spicy scallops will be an exciting starter to any meal


• 1 tbs tamarind paste
• 1 tbs water
• 12 large scallops
• 1 tbs oil
• 25g (1oz) butter
• 1 lemon, cut into wedges


1. Mix the tamarind paste and water together.
2. Place one side of the scallop into the spice mixture.
3. Heat the oil in a hot frying pan and place the scallops spice side down in the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes.
4. Turnover, add the butter to the pan and cook for a further 2 minutes.
5. Serve with a green salad and the lemon wedges.

Serves 4 as a starter.

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