Scallops and chorizo

Preparation time
less than 30 mins
Cooking time
10 to 30 mins
Serves 6

The combination of spicy chorizo and chilli with creamy scallops and a touch of honey gives this easy starter a sensational flavour.

By Nigel Slater
From Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking


  • 3 fresh chorizo sausages, sliced into rounds the thickness of a pound coin
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 red chillies, thickly sliced
  • 24 scallops, cleaned (with 6 shells reserved and cleaned if you can get them)
  • 2 tbsp runny honey


  1. Heat a heavy griddle pan over a high heat. Fry the chorizo until it is browned and some of the juices are running in the pan. Add the spring onion and chilli and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the scallops and fry for 2-3 minutes on either side or until cooked through. Drizzle over the runny honey and stir to coat. Divide the scallops and chorizo among the six scallop shells and serve.