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Scallops with leek and chestnut

Earthy chestnuts and sweet scallops are a match made in heaven in this simple starter served with a creamy sauce.


Preparation method

  1. Heat half of the olive oil in a saucepan, add the garlic, leek, spring onion and ginger, lower the heat and fry for ten minutes.

  2. Add the wine and chestnuts and cook for another five minutes.

  3. Add the reserved roe and cream and cook for a further five minutes, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and fry the scallops over a high heat for two minutes on each side.

  5. To serve, pile the chestnuts onto each plate and top with three scallops per serving.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 6

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Saturday Kitchen Best Bites Episode 63 bbc_one Saturday Kitchen Best Bites

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