Lemon Chilli Scallops with Capers

By May 7, 2018June 30th, 2020Seafood
Lemon Chilli Scallops with Capers by cooking meals for one

The bite of the chilli, the sharpness of lemon and the saltiness of the capers just dance on your tongue with these melt in your mouth scallops,


  • 5-7 scallops 
  • 2 tablespoons chilli oil
  • ½ birds’s eye chilli deseeded and finely chopped *optional
  • 2 teaspoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper
  • side salad


  • Rub the scallops with chilli oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Heat a medium-size frypan over a medium to high heat 
  • Add the scallops, cook each scallop for approximately 1 minute on both sides depending on size
  • Remove the scallops from pan and keep warm
  • Add the chopped chilli, onion and capers to the pan juices and sauté for 1-2 minutes until onions soften
  • Return the scallops to the pan, stir and heat
  • Add the lemon juice over the scallops
  • Season to taste 
  • Serve with a side salad of choice

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