Sizzling scallops
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Notes from Anna

This quick and healthy starter is rich in lean protein, minerals and beneficial Omega 3 fats. Scallops have enjoyed an aphrodisiac reputation since ancient Greece. Legend has it that the goddess of love Aphrodite was transported to earth on the shell of a scallop which makes this perfect for a romantic supper!



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  1. Gently rinse the scallops under running water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Rinse the sage leaves and rub between your fingers. Wash the cress.
  3. Prepare the balsamic dressing by mixing the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, a little salt and a grinding of black pepper.
  4. Warm a frying pan, add the diced pancetta and fry for 5-6 minutes until golden. Add the sage leaves and cook for a couple more minutes. Transfer the pancetta cubes to a warm bowl.
  5. Add the scallops to the pan, turn the heat up a notch and cook for 2 minutes on each side. The scallops are ready when they turn golden and are springy to the touch.
  6. Divide the scallops between two plates, spoon the pancetta around them, drizzle with the balsamic dressing and scatter over the cress. Serve immediately.

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