Scottish scallops & black pudding with winter salad

scallops and winter salad

Serves 4

  • 1 loaf good-quality ciabatta

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil

  • 2 large handfuls watercress, washed and spun dry

  • 2 large handfuls lamb's lettuce, washed and spun dry

  • ½ radicchio

  • 2 sticks celery, washed, leaves reserved

  • 2 black puddings

  • 12 scallops with roes, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, removed from their shells and cleaned

  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 punnet salad cress

Preheat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Tear the ciabatta into rough pieces and place in a baking tray. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Pop in the oven and cook for 10 minutes until you've got crispy, golden croutons.



Put all the salad leaves in a big bowl. Finely slice the celery at an angle and add it to the bowl of salad with the celery leaves.



Heat a frying pan on a medium heat. Split the black puddings lengthways, tear them open, crumble into the frying pan and fry until crispy. Don't be scared if it looks very black and almost burnt - trust me, it will taste delicious. Once ready, remove to a plate and keep warm.



Carefully slice the scallops in half so you have 2 rounds from each scallop and score them on one side with a little criss-cross. Season with a little salt and pepper and a sprinkling of lemon zest. Sear for a minute in a frying pan, scored-side down, with a touch of olive oil, and don't be tempted to touch them! Add the roe to the pan now, too. After a minute, check the underside, and continue to fry until lovely and caramelised. Turn them over and allow the other side to do the same. Be careful not to overcook them though, a minute or so on each side is all they need.



Arrange the salad leaves on a large platter, then nestle the lovely scallops in among them. Sprinkle over that wonderful, crispy black pudding and the croutons. Snip the salad cress over the top, and finish with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. What an amazing treat!

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Scottish scallops & black pudding with winter salad

A hearty, brilliantly British combo

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The richness of the black pudding is magic with the clean taste of the scallops – delicious!
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When I make this, I try to get my hands on the best diver-caught scallops from Scotland. They're at their best when the water is really cold, and if there's a good fishmonger near you they should be able to track them down. The richness of the black pudding works really well with the clean taste of the scallops. And, if you haven't eaten the roe (the orange bit on the scallop) before, give it a go. Just carefully trim them off the scallops then fry them for some added tastiness!

Preheat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4. Tear the ciabatta into rough pieces and place in a baking tray. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Pop in the oven and cook for 10 minutes until you've got crispy, golden croutons.

Put all the salad leaves in a big bowl. Finely slice the celery at an angle and add it to the bowl of salad with the celery leaves.

Heat a frying pan on a medium heat. Split the black puddings lengthways, tear them open, crumble into the frying pan and fry until crispy. Don't be scared if it looks very black and almost burnt - trust me, it will taste delicious. Once ready, remove to a plate and keep warm.

Carefully slice the scallops in half so you have 2 rounds from each scallop and score them on one side with a little criss-cross. Season with a little salt and pepper and a sprinkling of lemon zest. Sear for a minute in a frying pan, scored-side down, with a touch of olive oil, and don't be tempted to touch them! Add the roe to the pan now, too. After a minute, check the underside, and continue to fry until lovely and caramelised. Turn them over and allow the other side to do the same. Be careful not to overcook them though, a minute or so on each side is all they need.

Arrange the salad leaves on a large platter, then nestle the lovely scallops in among them. Sprinkle over that wonderful, crispy black pudding and the croutons. Snip the salad cress over the top, and finish with a good squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. What an amazing treat!

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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 493
    25%
  • Carbs 40.0g
    15%
  • Sugar 2.8g 3%
  • Fat 26.7g 38%
  • Saturates 3.8g 19%
  • Protein 21.7g 48%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • 1 loaf good-quality ciabatta

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • olive oil

  • 2 large handfuls watercress, washed and spun dry

  • 2 large handfuls lamb's lettuce, washed and spun dry

  • ½ radicchio

  • 2 sticks celery, washed, leaves reserved

  • 2 black puddings

  • 12 scallops with roes, from sustainable sources, ask your fishmonger, removed from their shells and cleaned

  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

  • 1 punnet salad cress