Makes 4 Starters or 2 main course
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 to 15 mins

  • 8 Fresh scallops
  • 2lb/900g Potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 x 200g packs Spinach
  • 4oz/100g Slightly salted butter
  • 4 Tbsp Semi skimmed milk
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed


  • Boil the potatoes until cooked, drain then use either a potato masher or an electric whisk to mash into a creamy texture with the milk and 2oz/50g butter, cover and set aside
  • Steam the spinach for a few minutes until cooked, cover and set aside
  • Heat 2oz/50g butter until melted in a large wok
  • Add the garlic, stir for 30 seconds, then remove the garlic from the wok
  • Add the scallops and sear for one minute, turn the scallops over and cook for a further 30/60 seconds
  • Arrange the potato and spinach on a clean plate
  • Spoon the scallops on top
  • Pour the cooking juices over the scallops


  • Large wok
  • Electric whisk

Shopping List

  • 8 Fresh scallops
  • 2lb/900g Potatoes
  • 2 packs Fresh spinach
  • Butter
  • Semi skimmed milk
  • 1 Clove garlic
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Anita November 2, 2009 at 9:20 am

This looks delicious guys! I’ve been looking for something more exciting to do with fish and this is my next experiment :o)

BTW, the top left scallop looks like a chicken… a mini one…

Barry November 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Anita, It would be my pleasure to cook them for you.

Jessica@FoodMayhem November 6, 2009 at 9:44 am

@ anita, ha, it does.

Les and Baz, will you adopt me? I want to do a drive by for food.

Lesley November 9, 2009 at 6:19 am

Oh, go on then, I’ll throw some more in the pan :o)

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