Scallops with honey, soy & sesame

Serves 2

  • 8 large scallops, coral on
  • 6 radishes, finely sliced
  • 3 spring onions, cut in half and then sliced through
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger, cut as finely as possible
  • 1 small red chilli, seeds removed
  • a little watercress, tough stalks removed
  • Non-flavoured cooking oil (e.g. Sunflower) for frying

For the dressing:
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1tbsp water
  1. Prepare the dressing by shaking the ingredients together well.
  2. Season the scallops well with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring some oil in a large frying pan to a medium heat and add the garlic, chilli, ginger and spring onions.  Cook for a minute or two, stirring lots and ensuring that the ingredients don't brown or burn.
  4. Remove ingredients from pan and reserve.
  5. Add a little more oil if necessary and turn the heat up a little.
  6. When the oil is hot, add the scallops and cook for about a minute a side.
  7. Layer up watercress and radish, making a tower for each scallop, and place a little of the spring onion mixture between each one.
  8. Drizzle over the dressing and eat immediately.