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Pan-fried scallops with peas, roast fennel and pesto

  • 3.75 Star
  • Timer Prep 5 min
    Cook 45 min
  • Chart 271.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Medium


Chop the fresh dill. Grate and juice the lemons.


  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5.
  2. 2 Cut the fennel into quarters and remove the tough core.
  3. 3 Cut each quarter in half again and arrange in a shallow roasting tin.
  4. 4 Drizzle over the half the oil, the wine, lemon zest and juice, and season.
  5. 5 Roast for 40 minutes, or until the fennel is just tender.
  6. 6 Meanwhile, cook the peas in boiling salted water for 2-3 minutes, until tender.
  7. 7 Drain well and stir through the fennel mixture, along with the pesto.
  8. 8 Heat the remaining oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and add the scallops.
  9. 9 Cook for 1-2 minutes each side, until just cooked through.
  10. 10 Divide the fennel and peas among four serving plates and arrange the scallops on top.
  11. 11 Scatter over the dill and serve.

4 Reviews

  • Bob

    Great dish

  • Alice

    Very nice but the scallops took longer to cook than expected (around 3 minutes each side).

  • Charlie

    Not sure what I did wrong here. Changed recipe to suit two people. Fennel was really bitter, too much lemon juice? Wasn't for us 😞

  • Darren

    Great dish, although I didn’t halve the amount of lemon for 2 people so was quite bitter wups. Will be making this again

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 271.0kCal
  • Fat12.0g
  • Saturated2.3g
  • Salt0.56g
  • Carbohydrates9.8
  • Sugar2.8g
  • Protein23.4g
  • Fibre6.2g