Scallops on Mash

ImageScallops on a bed of mashed potatoes


5 scallops per person

1/2 kg of potatoes (made into mashed potatoes)

4 tbsp. butter

2 limes (wedges cut into small pieces, skinless)

2 tomatoes, briefly placed under hot water, peeled, de-seeded and cut into small pieces

1/2 bunch chopped chives

1 tbsp. toasted pine nuts


Remove scallops from their shell, clean the shell and add warm potato mash (1 tbsp.) to each shell. Keep warm in the oven (160 degrees).

Make the sauce: Heat butter until light brown, add lime and tomato pieces, chives and pine nuts and season with salt and pepper.

Cook the scallops: Heat pan with very little virgin coconut oil and when very hot, fry the scallops for 1 min until golden brown, then turn over and cook for about 20 seconds. Remove the shells with the mash from the oven, put the scallops on top of the mash and the sauce gets spooned over the scallops.

Very delicious!


Author: Barbara Hoi

I have worked for 14 years with Dyslexic and Asperger geniuses one-on-one, founded Sydney Dyslexia and Autism Sydney, worked in Mosman and at a beach retreat at the Entrance and wrote three books on Dyslexia ('the Right Brain for the Right Time', 'Nurturing the Secret Garden' and 'Learning your Times Tables in Three Bold Steps'). I believe these children and adults have a great gift and the ability to become leaders in their field. But I have also found that a proper diet as well as educating and working together with parents, friends and teachers matters even more. I am now working with small groups at the Entrance Beach Retreat, helping dyslexic adults fulfill their professional dreams and parents to help develop and nurture their child's potential.

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