DJ BBQ's scallops

Serves 2

  • 12 scallops, trimmed, with the shells

  • 100 ml dry white wine

  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked

  • For the chilli garlic butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 100 g salted butter

  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Spread hot coals over the base of your barbecue in a flat and even layer – the scallops are going to be cooked directly on the coals, so it doesn't matter which barbecue technique you use here.



Start by making the chilli garlic butter, which you can do on the barbecue or over a medium heat on the hob – basically, the longer those flavours get to hang out together, the better. Place the oil and butter in a pan to melt. Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and chilli (keep the seeds in if you like the heat), then add to the pan with the black pepper. Give it a good stir, let all the ingredients party, then set aside.



Place the shells with the scallops inside them on a platter, then add a dash of white wine to each one. Using tongs, place each shell directly on the grey coals, carefully positioning them so they can't tip over. Cover with the lid like an outdoor oven and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, turning the scallops halfway with tongs. Carefully remove the shells to a serving platter and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the melted chilli garlic butter over each golden scallop. Roughly chop and scatter over the parsley leaves then serve right away.



Tip: Ask your fishmonger to prep and clean the scallops for you. You'll be cooking them in their shells, so make sure you ask for these too.

Nutritional Information

DJ BBQ's scallops

With chilli garlic butter

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This delicious, easy scallop recipe is perfect for barbecues – just place them on the coals and let the magic happen
Serves 2
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Method

Spread hot coals over the base of your barbecue in a flat and even layer – the scallops are going to be cooked directly on the coals, so it doesn't matter which barbecue technique you use here.

Start by making the chilli garlic butter, which you can do on the barbecue or over a medium heat on the hob – basically, the longer those flavours get to hang out together, the better. Place the oil and butter in a pan to melt. Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and chilli (keep the seeds in if you like the heat), then add to the pan with the black pepper. Give it a good stir, let all the ingredients party, then set aside.

Place the shells with the scallops inside them on a platter, then add a dash of white wine to each one. Using tongs, place each shell directly on the grey coals, carefully positioning them so they can't tip over. Cover with the lid like an outdoor oven and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through, turning the scallops halfway with tongs. Carefully remove the shells to a serving platter and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of the melted chilli garlic butter over each golden scallop. Roughly chop and scatter over the parsley leaves then serve right away.

Tip: Ask your fishmonger to prep and clean the scallops for you. You'll be cooking them in their shells, so make sure you ask for these too.

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 709
    35%
  • Carbs 13g
    5%
  • Sugar 1.3g 1%
  • Fat 56.8g 81%
  • Saturates 26.8g 134%
  • Protein 28.5g 63%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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Buying sustainably sourced fish means buying fish that has been caught without endangering the levels of fish stocks and with the protection of the environment in mind. Wild fish caught in areas where stocks are plentiful are sustainably sourced, as are farmed fish that are reared on farms proven to cause no harm to surrounding seas and shores.

When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
http://www.fishonline.org

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  • 12 scallops, trimmed, with the shells

  • 100 ml dry white wine

  • ½ a bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked

  • For the chilli garlic butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 100 g salted butter

  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled

  • 1 fresh red chilli

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper