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Rosemary pancetta scallops recipe

Rosemary pancetta scallops recipe

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A great dish for two; these scallops are wrapped in a thin slice of pancetta and seasoned with fresh parsley and rosemary – ideal for a delicious starter or light lunch. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 425 calories / serving
  • Healthy


  • 6 fresh scallops, washed & mussel removed
  • 6 small rosemary stalks, all leaves removed apart from at the ends
  • 6 thin smoked pancetta
  • good knob of butter
  • 150ml white wine
  • small handful parsley, leaves chopped
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 150ml hot vegetable stock
  • squeeze of lemon juice
If you don't have these beans, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 26%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    2.7g 45%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 25.6g Protein 29.4g Fibre 10.4g


  1. Wrap each scallop in a slice of pancetta and use the rosemary to skewer the scallops securing the pancetta. Snip off the woody end.
  2. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and sizzle the garlic for a minute. Tip in the cannellini beans along with the stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes to warm through. Transfer to a food processor and whiz to purée. Season with a little salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon.
  3. Place a good nonstick frying pan over a medium heat, add the butter and swirl to coat the pan. When it is hot and foaming add the scallops and fry for a couple of minutes each side or until the pancetta is crisp. Remove to warmed serving plates with a spoonful of bean purée.
  4. Place the frying pan back over the heat. Add the wine and sizzle until reduced by half, add the chopped parsley and season with a little salt. Drizzle over the scallops and bean purée to serve.

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