Spaghetti with Bay Scallops and a Lemon, Basil and Chive Dressing


Well I got home today and wanted something that I could do in 15 minutes that was fresh healthy and full of flavour. This is a quick fix that will definitely go down a treat.


Fresh Pasta (spaghetti or linguini) If you dont like them use prawns or crayfish

Bay Scallops (they are the dead small ones)

Fresh Basil


1 Clove of Garlic

4 tbs of Olive Oil

Juice of 1/2 a Small Lemon

1 Tbs Parmesan

Cracked Black Pepper


1. In a pestle and mortar take a pinch of rock salt,  garlic, olive oil, 5 or 6 basil leaves and the juice of half a lemon. Bash it up until you get a nice light green dressing. You will get a few bits of leaf that arent all bashed but it looks good on the finished dish.

2. Take 5 stems of chives and chop as finely as possible.

3. Drop your pasta in boiling salted water for 5 minutes. Check serving suggestions per person weight.

4. Meanwhile seal off the scallops in a lightly oiled hot pan with a pinch of sea salt. They should take no longer than a minute each side.

5. Drain off your pasta  then drizzle over 3/4 of your dressing. Drop in your scallops and fold through the pasta.

6. Transfer the pasta to your plate scatter over the Parmesan, chives and 3 shredded basil leaves. Drizzle over a little olive oil and and some cracked black pepper.



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