Seared Scallops with Sweet Red Pepper, Honey Mango and Coriander

[recipe adapted from Bren’s FlaNboyant Eats]


500g scallops (washed and pat dry, roe optionally removed)
bunch of fresh coriander (about 1½ cups when chopped)
2 honey mangos – about 600g (deseeded, peeled and cubed)
1 huge or two smaller sweet red pointed peppers (sliced)
4 tbs olive oil
50g unsalted butter
3 tbs of clear, mixed blossom honey
1 tsp paprika powder
half a pinch of Cayenne pepper
¼ tsp sea salt
black peppercorns
half a lemon (cut into 3-4 wedges)

prepared “Coconut Rice” to serve


deep non-stick frying pan or wok


Season scallops with freshly ground pepper, paprika, Cayenne pepper, salt and leave aside. Melt butter on frying pan, add olive oil, honey. Then add scallops and fry them for a while, 1 minute on each side. Add half of the coriander and pepper. Cook on reduced fire for couple of minutes until peppers are witted. Stir in the rest of coriander, mango and immediately remove from fire.
Serve to the plates with lemon wedges and rice on a side.

Serve 3-4 people.

Your thoughts…

  1. wow! looks great! i’m so so glad you made it…

  2. oh yeah – this looks lovely. I’ve yet to find anyone who can’t be turned onto seafood by tasting a sweet seared scallop!

  3. :wink: I love this Margot, look really wonderful and yummy!! xxGloria :razz:

  4. Those look so great. I love mango and cilantro, but never had them with scallops. Seems like a good pairing.

  5. what an exotic recipe, Margot :). I love everything with cilantro.

  6. I can imagine all these flavours coming to life in my mouth! Yummy!

  7. Where do you get those lovely looking mangoes? All I can think of is in markets like Brixton where you can find them cheaper. Overall, I’m not very impressed with the imported exotic fruits in the UK because they never ripen properly. I do crave them all the time and this dish will hit the spot nicely.

  8. Thank you for all those nice comments :D

    Michelle – I buy those mangoes in Greek shop selling vegetables close to Finsbury Park (7 Sisters Rd) for only £3.50 a box. Those mangoes are from Pakistan, recently I see them all over London, so they must be selling them in your place. They are very sweet and juicy.

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