Pan Seared Scallops with Black Pudding


  • 8 hand-dived large scallops (roe removed, cleaned)
  • 8 slices of black pudding (sliced into 1cm discs)
  • 150 g fresh rocket leaves
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tblsp (or 3 tbspn) olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. For the Black Pudding: In a small frying pan, fry off the black pudding until it is crisp on either side. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. For the Scallops: Season the scallops on both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. In a frying pan heat a tablespoon of the oil. Lay the scallops on the pan to fry for 50 seconds on each side and lightly golden. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. For the Dressing: Deglaze the pan used for the scallops with the red wine vinegar and mustard and olive oil and warm through for a minute or two before seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Place the rocket in a bowl before tossing together with the rocket until lightly dressed.


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