Spicy Scallop Skewers

These scallop skewers are delicious whether served very spicy, or with no heat at all for those with a delicate pallet: it’s easy to divide the scallops into 2 containers and pour over unspiced marinade in one, before adding in the chilli flakes to the remainder.

Scallops
Spicy Scallop Skewers
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Trust me the texture when cooked lightly is delightful. Use frozen scallops which are easier to find and lots cheaper.
Servings Prep Time
8 skewers 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 skewers 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 2 hours
Scallops
Spicy Scallop Skewers
Print Recipe
Trust me the texture when cooked lightly is delightful. Use frozen scallops which are easier to find and lots cheaper.
Servings Prep Time
8 skewers 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 2 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 skewers 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 2 hours
Ingredients
  • 400 grammes frozen scallops defrosted
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 juiced lemon
  • 8 sprigs thyme leaves stripped and stalks discarded
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1-2 tsp dried chilli flakes more or less or none at all
Instructions
  1. Combine marinade ingredients, leaving chilli flakes till last if you are catering to different tastes.
  2. Pour marinade over scallops and massage gently with hands to ensure thorough coating.
  3. Cover and leave for 2 hours.
  4. Thread onto soaked wooden skewers.
  5. Barbeque for about 5 minutes, depending on the heat and the size of the scallops, until just turned opaque. Take care not to over cook.
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