Grilled scallops with tomato chutney and roasted peppers

servings4
60 minutes

Ingredients

Scallops

  • 12 scallops, shelled and roe removed
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, cracked
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 star anise
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 handful of micro cress
  • salt

Tomato chutney

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
  • 200g of canned plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar

Roasted peppers

  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil

Method

1
For the tomato chutney, heat the olive oil in a pan, then add the nigella seeds and sauté for 20 seconds
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp nigella seeds
2
Add the chopped plum tomatoes, tomato paste, chilli powder, some salt, the sugar and white vinegar. Slow-cook for 15 minutes or until almost dry. Remove from the heat, check the seasoning and cool
  • 200g of canned plum tomatoes
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar
  • salt
3
For the peppers, roast the skin over an open flame or under a grill until it begins to bubble. Wrap the peppers in cling-film and chill immediately
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
4
When cold, peel off the skin and scrape off any remaining bits with a knife. Cut the flesh into 5mm x 5mm dice. Add crushed Kasoori methi and olive oil and set aside
  • 1/4 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
5
Wash and drain the scallops, then pat dry with kitchen paper. Crush the peppercorns, fennel seeds and star anise in a pestle and mortar, then transfer to a bowl, add some salt and ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • 12 scallops
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 star anise
  • 1/2 tbsp of olive oil
6
Marinate the scallops in the spiced oil mixture and grill on a hot non-stick pan until gently browned on both sides. This should take a minute for each side
7
To plate, serve 3 scallops to a portion on top of a droplet of tomato chutney. Top with the roasted mixed peppers and a sprinkling of micro cress
  • 1 handful of micro cress