Scallops are classed as a treat in our house. These were cooked in a pan but they work well on the barbecue too.
I make the flavoured oil up in advance and let it sit, this allows the oil to have a bit of kick before the scallops go in for a quick marinade. I tend to buy them with the roe off as that’s what our local fishmonger has!
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 red chilli, finely diced
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
In a bowl, combine the garlic, chilli, zest and oil, set aside for at least an hour.
Marinade the scallops in the oil mix for 20mins.
Heat a large, non stick frying pan very high heat.
Once very hot, tip the scallops in.
Cook until golden, turn and repeat.