Fried Scallops with Black Pudding

2013-08-09
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

Fried scallops with black pudding. Pan fried sea scallops served with black pudding on the bead of pureed peas.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup petit pois
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice(use 1/2 lemon)
  • 12 slices of black pudding
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 scallops,shelled and roe removed
  • 1 oz (30 g) butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Step 1

In a large heavy sauce pan,combine peas,lemon juice and a splash of water. Cover with a lid and gently bring to the boil. Cook until tender then remove from the heat.

Step 2

Purée cooked peas in the pan with a hand-held blender. Set aside.

Step 3

Preheat a large,nonstick frying pan over medium heat. When it is hot,add the black pudding and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Turn the slices over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Remove cooked black pudding from the pan and set aside on a warmed plate.

Step 5

Using the same pan,pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil and add the scallops,flat side down. Cook over high-heat for 1-2 minutes until the edges of the scallops start to turn golden brown. Turn the scallops over,add butter and allow it to melt. Remove cooked scallops from the heat and continue basting with melted butter for a further 1-2 minutes.

Step 6

Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste. Spoon a dollop of peas purée on to each plate. Then add fried scallops with black pudding. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and drizzle with remaining olive oil.

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