Now, first things first. This recipe is not mine. I learnt it at Sydney Seafood School. So the recipe featured here is courtesy them. And you know what? If you don’t try this recipe, I think you are not foodie enough :), more so if you are a seafood lover. So then get set, bring home that barbeque, call your best pals, order in the best wine, throw a party, and show off your culinary skills.
Ready to toss some Scallops?
Red Curry Scallops with Mango Mint Salsa (serves 6)
150 ml Coconut cream
1 tablespoon Red Curry paste
3 tablespoons fresh Ginger, Grated
1 tablespoon Palm Sugar
6 Scallops on Half Shell
18 Scallops without Shell
Mango Mint Salsa
1 mango, finely diced
1 tablespoon Freshly Chopped Mint leaves
2 red Shallots, finely Chopped.
1 tablespoon Lime Juice
Heat a couple of tablespoons of the thickest coconut cream (from the top of the tin) in a small saucepan as shown below. Add red curry paste and ginger and coconut till fragrant.
Remove from heat and add palm Sugar, stir to dissolve. Place Mixture in a small bowl and add remaining coconut cream. Remove Scallops from shells, wash and dry shells. Combine Scallops and red curry mixture, mix well and stand for 1 hour.
Washed, de-veined and de-shelled Scallops
Washed Shells, that is used to serve the barbequed Scallops
Scallops in red curry marinade
Meanwhile, make the salsa: Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
Now, after about 45 mins to an hour, take the marinated scallops and cook them on heated oiled char-griller for about 1 minute each side, till they become opaque. They cook super fast, so be careful not to over-cook it.
Place spoonful of salsa on the shells and top it with Scallops. Whoa! Its ready to give your guests a very pleasant shock!
Top Tips from KG:
1. I think this recipe as is can be used for shrimps too. This is just in case you don’t get Scallops.
2. This is generally served and complete with a grilled fish and bread.
3. If there is no wine, please don’t dine :). No, really, white wine goes fabulously with this!
4. For the Red Curry paste- either buy it ready made in any of the fancy supermarkets or write to me for the red curry paste recipe. :). Email: aparna dot das at gmail dot com
So long then! Bon Appétit!
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