Scallops and Chorizo
scallops and chorizo in scallop shell

Scallops and Chorizo

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
scallops and chorizo in scallop shell

This simple seafood starter scales up or down really well, so it’s easy to adjust if you’re cooking for friends. Serve with crusty bread for mopping up the herby, chorizo-spiked juices.

scallops and chorizo in scallop shell

Scallops and chorizo

An easy starter combining spicy chorizo with creamy scallops and a touch of honey.
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Course: Starter
Cuisine: ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish
Keyword: chorizo, shellfish, Spanish
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Richard



  • 10 cm Chorizo 3mm slices
  • 2 red chillies thickly sliced
  • 4 spring onion sliced
  • 16 Scallops cleaned (with shells if possible)
  • 2 tbsp Runny honey


  • Heat a heavy griddle pan over a high heat. Fry the chorizo until it is browned and some of the juices are running in the pan. Add the spring onion and chilli and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the scallops and fry for 2-3 minutes on either side or until cooked through. Drizzle over the runny honey and stir to coat. Divide the scallops and chorizo among the scallop shells and serve.


Based on a recipe by Ian Taylor from Nigel Slaters Simple Cooking.


Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g

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