Scallops with Ginger, Sesame & Green Chilli Butter by Alexandra Dudley

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  • Serves: 6
  • Prep: 5 minutes
  • Cook: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy


6 half shell fresh scallops

50g unsalted room temp butter

1 thumb sized piece of ginger, grated

1 garlic clove crushed

1/2 green chilli finely chopped

1tsp sesame oil

1tsp soy sauce

lime zest, juice and sesame seeds to garnish

A quick and easy delicious scallop recipe by Alexandra Dudley. It's fresh and buttery with a touch of spice and zest! The perfect flavourful starter for a special occasion or a dinner party. 

  1. Remove scallops and clean shells. Use a teaspoon to dislodge scallops, scrub the shells and dry with a tea towel.
  2. Heat your oven to 250 fan setting and place the scallop shells on a large baking tray. Place scallops on shells.
  3. Mix the butter, ginger, chilli, sesame oil and soy in a bowl and dot evenly over scallops.
  4. Cook for about 5 mins until the butter has melted and is bubbling.
  5. Sprinkle over the zest of a lime. Squeeze over the juice of half a lime and sprinkle over toasted sesame seeds. Serve with fresh lime wedges.


Recipe, food styling and photography by Alexandra Dudley


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