We used our favourite of all black puddings for this lunch recipe. It has a high grain content and is very soft and tasty. Perfect partner for these very sweet scallops. This would make a fabulous starter too. In restaurants you'll get around 3 scallops as a starter and 6 for a main course. We were fortunate as we had some very large scallops which we could cut in half before cooking.
Occasionally we'll make a trip to the fishmonger but you can buy scallops in the supermarkets. This dish is around 200 calories - can you believe it (see below for ingredients).
We upped the calories with a buttered bread roll on the side. Although still quite low in calories - we've got a chocolate brownie to get through, so it'll all balance out in the end.
Here's our recipe - and budget tip!
SCALLOPS & BLACK PUDDING
25g black pudding per person (we used Clonakilty which is crumbly and delicious)
Mixed salad leaves
Slice the black pudding into disks. TIP: When we come across this particular black pudding, we generally buy a lot of it, cut into disks and freeze. Defrost if using from frozen.
Heat the black pudding in a separate frying pan. They take longer to cook than the scallops, so start with this first. Cook until piping hot, then leave to rest while you cook the scallops.
Scallops are simple to cook - so don't be afraid of trying them. Just put a little butter and oil into a frying pan. The oil stops the butter from burning.
Cook the scallops on a medium heat - around a minute or so each side. If you cook for too long, they will go chewy. It's best to under cook then test with a knife and cook for a bit longer.
Serve with the (seasoned) mixed salad, coated with the lemon and olive oil.
REMEMBER: We all have a calorie allowance - do you know yours?
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