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Scallops in pesto cream sauce

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About this recipe: A luxurious scallop dish that's also lightning fast. Serve these scallops in a pesto cream sauce as they are with some crusty bread, or with rice or pasta.


Serves: 4 

  • 500g scallops
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 225ml double cream
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 tablespoon capers

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Season the scallops with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour.
  2. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Once melted, add the scallops. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Add pesto and capers and stir well. Stir in the cream. Bring to the boil then remove from heat and serve.


Scallops in pesto cream sauce
Scallops in pesto cream sauce

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Reviews (2)


Gorgeous - add button mushrooms and serve with French crusty bread - 10 Sep 2013


This dish is heaven and so easy to do. It's one of those special occasion and effortless winners. Made for hubbies birthday tea a will definitely repeat! Many thanks for the recipe!😊 - 25 Aug 2013

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