Country Wood Smoke’s maple and chilli glazed Scallops, with beetroot and kale


Influencer / BBQ / Fish and Seafood

maple and chilli glazed Scallops
2 portions

Ingredients

  • 2 small beetroots
  • 8 scallops with roe
  • 20ml pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably golden for its delicate taste)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes (I used mild/fruity Aleppo chilli)
  • Pinch or two of coarse sea salt flakes to season
  • Handful of kale tossed lightly in olive oil
  • Wedge of lemon to taste
  • 1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

Equipment

  • A BBQ set up for hot direct grilling, you should be able to hold your hand 8” above the coals/grill for 2 to 3 seconds max, approx. 180c
  • A couple of flat metal skewers
  • A basting brush
  • Digital probe thermometer

Method

  1. Cook the beetroot on the BBQ, you can do this straight in the embers for around 20-30 mins until the outside is charred and the inside softened.
  2. Place your scallops onto the skewers and season with salt.
  3. Cook scallops for 3- 4 mins each side on the BBQ, until lightly brown.
  4. Lightly brush on the golden maple syrup and dust with chilli flakes and then cook for a minute more each side, ensure they don’t go higher than 55c internal temperature (check with a digital probe thermometer).
  5. Crisp up the kale on the BBQ (you can use a metal sieve placed onto the coals for this).
  6. Thinly slice the beetroot.
  7. Plate up the beetroot slices, kale and scallops, season with a pinch of sea salt flakes, drizzle with a little olive oil and squeeze over the wedge of lemon.

Scallops are lovely, plump, and sweet, but a glaze of light maple syrup and some fruity chilli flakes really complements these flavours. The beetroot has a delicious, earthy sweetness and the kale when crisp resembles seaweed. Recipe created by Country Wood Smoke.

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