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Smoked salmon, dill and ricotta fritters with lime-seared scallops

Treat someone you love with this fancy fish starter by The Hairy Bikers.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. In a bowl, mix the ricotta, flour, salt and freshly ground black pepper, egg, smoked salmon, dill and lemon zest and juice together. Preheat the oven to 140C/275F/Gas 1.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add a tablespoon of the fritter mixture. Cook until the mixture starts to go golden-brown, then carefully turn it over with a palette knife and continue cooking until firm and golden on both sides.

  3. Put the fritter on a plate and keep it warm in the preheated oven while continuing to make the rest of the fritters in the same way. Add more oil to the pan as needed.

  4. Divide the watercress between four plates, add some torn basil leaves and sliced tomatoes. Dress with olive oil and a little balsamic vinegar.

  5. When all the fritters are ready heat another tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan. Once the oil is very hot, add the scallops and briefly fry on each side until golden-brown. Season with salt and freshly-ground black pepper, and give them a squirt of lime juice.

  6. To serve place 1-2 fritters onto each plate of salad and top with a seared scallop.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

10 to 30 mins cooking time

Serves 4

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