Herb and sesame scallops with orange and fennel salad

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time5 mins
  • DifficultyEasy
3 Tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme, 6 sprigs
6 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1 Tbsp lemon zest
1 head fennel, thinly sliced, plus fronds
12 sea scallops, pat dry, check to mae sure the foot has been removed
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
For orange and fennel salad:
1 navel orange, supremed
1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra-virgin olive oil
1) Preheat oven to 220 degrees c.

2) Combine parsley, thyme, sesame seeds, lemon zest, and fennel fronds. Season scallops with salt and pepper. Roll the sides of the scallops in herb mix.

3) Coat a cast iron skillet or a nonstick pan with olive oil, about 2 tablespoons. Place scallops in hot skillet and sear about 2 minutes per side until the scallops are opaque and firm.

4) Place the orange supremes and fennel into a bowl. zest and juice the lemon over the orange and fennel. season, to taste, with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss gently and place onto serving plates.

5) Place seared scallops on top.

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