6 Diver Caught Scallops

6 Diver Caught Scallops

Scallops are one of the most abundant and gorgeous seafoods of the South West and there is no more sustainable way to fish them than by diving.

Diving for scallops isn’t easy work but doing it this way means the diver plucks only the adult scallops from the seabed, leaving the smaller ones in the water, and completely eliminating bycatch.

These medium hand dived scallops are fully cleaned and come in packs of 6. For a simple but delicious dish, fry them briefly in a hot pan and melt over a spoonful of our Rockfish garlic butter.

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Portion Size:
6 Scallops
Serves:
Serves 2
Can I freeze it?
Yes
Latin name:
Pectinidae
Allergen:
Mollusc
May contain:
Fish, Crustacean

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Cooking techniques

HOW TO: Using your grill is an easy and healthy way to cook either thinner fillets or portions like hake and sea bass at home. 

Preheat your grill, rub your fish with a little olive oil and salt and put skin side up on a piece of parchment paper (this is to prevent fish from sticking) onto a grill pan. 

Place it under the grill on the top shelf, about 10 to 15cm away from the heat. As a guide a fillet portion will need 8-10 minutes, a flatfish for 10-12 minutes.  You don’t need to turn flat fish as the heat of the grill will cook it through.

HOW TO: To pan fry a piece of fish, use a non-stick pan or one that you know is non-sticky! Heat the pan and add a few tablespoons of a neutral oil (vegetable oil will do).  When the oil is hot, lay the fish in the pan. For hake, bass and salmon put it in the pan skin-side down. For cod, thick white fish, flat fish fillets and gurnard lay them flesh-side down. 

Allow the fish to sizzle and don’t be tempted to turn them, let the pan do the work, you will see the heat rise and the fish will firm up. If it’s a thin piece of fish turn it and cook for just a minute or so and it's done. If the fish is thicker, after you've turned it place in a pre-heated oven set to 200˚C/180˚C Fan/400˚F/Gas Mark 6 for about 3-4 minutes to finish the cooking.

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