Healthy Family Recipes – King Scallops with Herb Butter & Pecan Nuts

2008 September Recipes King Scallops with Herb Butter & Pecan NutsWelcome to one of this month’s healthy family recipes

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Serves 3-9


9 King Scallops on half shells
Olive Oil
2tbsp Pecan Nuts (chopped)
(Pecans can be substituted for walnuts)

Herb Butter:
½ bunch Coriander (chopped)
½ bunch Mint (chopped)
1 shallot (finely chopped)
60g Butter
1 tbsp Lemon juice
Salt and Pepper
250g Strawberries (stalks removed)
250ml Very Low fat Plain Bio Yogurt
1 large banana (peeled)
3 tbsp granular Canderel
10 Mint leaves (optional)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract


To make the butter place the coriander, mint, shallot, and butter into a food processor. Blend to a smooth consistency, season with lemon juice, salt & pepper and set aside

Preheat the grill to a high temperature. Remove the scallops from their shells; dry them and their shells with kitchen paper. Drizzle a little oil into the shells. Place the scallops back into their shells and cook under the grill for 2-3 minutes.

Remove from the grill; spread the herb butter over the scallops, sprinkle with nuts and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

Serve immediately with french bread.


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