Capesante brasate con piselli e pomodori secchi
Braised scallops with peas and sun-dried tomatoes

About This Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious seafood recipe with a difference? If you are, you’ve found it! Here’s my braised scallops with peas and sun-dried tomatoes for you to enjoy.

I adore scallops and must admit that I don’t like to interfere by adding too many ingredients that will alter their natural flavour, but I really think this recipe is special. It is so simple and quick to prepare and is very flexible in terms of being great as a dinner for one, or a starter or a main at a dinner party. You can replace the pancetta with chorizo if you prefer, and of course the fresher the scallops the better.

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9

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Seafood

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Meat-Free Recipes, Quick Dishes

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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 100g pancetta, diced
  • 16 spring onions chopped into 5cm chunks
  • 500g frozen peas, defrosted
  • 2 heads baby gem lettuce, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 60g salted butter
  • 100g sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and finely sliced
  • 12 small scallops, without coral
  • to taste salt and white pepper

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Feast your eyes on the finest braised scallops with peas and sun-dried tomatoes! It’s straightforward and fun to make this great dish. Simply follow the instructions below and get the perfect result.

Step By Step

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the pancetta for 3 minutes over a medium heat. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.

Add the spring onions to the frying pan. Cook for 3 minutes then add the peas and enough water to cover the lot. Simmer for 4 minutes. Add in the chopped baby gem lettuce with the butter and sun-dried tomatoes and continue to simmer for 2 minutes. Add the scallops and simmer for a further 1½ minutes.

Divide among four warm shallow bowls, season and serve immediately. Fresh rustic bread is a must with this recipe to mop up all the delicious juices.

Once you’re done, simply sit back and enjoy your braised scallops with peas and sun-dried tomatoes and don’t forget to check out other great authentic Italian recipes including great antipasti recipes, Italian pasta recipes, Italian soup recipes, Italian beef dishes and authentic pizza recipes.

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