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Three scallops on top of black pudding and pea puree on a white plate

Seared Scallops, Black Pudding & Pea Puree

Author: Fiona Halligan
Light and healthy scallops with a fresh pea puree
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, starter
Cuisine French, Irish
Servings 2 people
Calories 463 kcal


  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 4 small Scallops dry with kitchen towel
  • 10 grams Butter
  • Squeeze of Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pinch of Pepper
  • 10 g Chorizo skin removed
  • 2 slices Black Pudding 2cm slices

Pea Puree

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 10 grams Shallots diced finely
  • 300 grams Frozen Peas
  • 100 ml Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


Pea Puree

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan on a medium heat.
  • Sweat the shallots in the pan until soft but not brown.
  • Add the peas, milk and salt and simmer for 8/10 minutes. Make sure it doesn't boil.
  • Pour the pea mixture into a blender. Blitz for 2 minutes until very smooth. If the mixture is too thick add some more milk. The goal is to have a smooth pea puree that holds its shape.

Chorizo & Black Pudding

  • Cut the chorizo into small cubes. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium hot pan. Fry the chorizo until they are crispy. Set aside.
  • Slice two circles of black pudding and add them to the same pan. Cook for a 2/3 minutes on each side until crispy. Set aside.


  • Heat a clean non stick pan over a medium heat. When the pan is hot, pour in the last of the olive oil.
  • Add the scallops and cook until golden on one side. This should take around 2 minutes.
  • Turn them over, add the butter, season with salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.

To Serve

  • Spoon the pea puree onto the plate. Add the black pudding then the scallops. Sprinkle with the crispy chorizo cubes. I hope you enjoy eating it as much as I enjoyed making it.


Calories: 463kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 19gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 1524mgPotassium: 576mgFiber: 8gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1373IUVitamin C: 60mgCalcium: 102mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Healthy, Pea puree, seared scallops
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