Scallops. Impress your guests!

Hey guys! Excluding this awesome, simple and yet satisfying recipe, I have a question for you. Have you ever gone out from your comfort zone? Are you doing anything unusual or off-limits during the week or month, that people usually don’t expect from you?
Can you take a bicycle instead of car and go to work? Or can you stop eating desserts just for a week? Or may be say ‘yes’ to green tea, even if you never drink it, instead of your fav coffee? Can you stop drinking cola (I hope you don’t drink it at all)?
 Or may be to call a person, who is really dear to you, and you’ve been shy to speak to, and invite him/her for a dinner? 😉
Start from simple things, try out new recipe! Prepare this amazing and delicious appetizer! Impress yourself and only then others! 🙂

Scallops with avocado puree and strawberries

You can serve tender scallops with strawberries or just with sauce. A glass of bubbly or chilled white wine would be perfect here! 
6 scallops
1 avocado
60-80g cream cheese
2 tsp lemon juice
8 strawberries
2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander
1-2 Tbsp olive oil, for frying
sea salt, white pepper
60-80ml dry white wine
1 tsp garlic puree (roasted garlic is great here)
1 tsp finely chopped coriander
1 Tbsp butter
Chop and blend avocado, add cream cheese, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.
Cut strawberries into small cubes, mix with fresh coriander.
Season scallops with salt and pepper, fry in the piping hot pan 2 minutes on each side.
In the middle of serving plate, arrange avocado puree, top with strawberries; then arrange scallops.
If you don’t like avocado, you can serve scallops simple as is with a sauce. In the same pan, where you fried scallops, add wine and deglaze the pan’s bottom. Add garlic, coriander, season to taste and bring to boil. Add butter, mix well and cook for few minutes more. Pour the sauce over the scallops.


  1. Love love love it! I love scallops, I love their taste and their texture… I bet with avocado and strawberries they have to be amazing and that my potential guests would be super excited eating this plate!

  2. Liz says:

    love your challenges! Brilliant 🙂 I will say ‘no’ to giving up desserts for a week, but I could trade coffee for tea. For a week. Your recipe looks amazing–I love foods that surprise you!

    • milkandbun says:

      Avocado is mixed with cream cheese, so it’s very tender, and goes really good with strawberries! 🙂 You should try this combo. Or may be mix it up in a salad? Some greens, slices of avocado and strawberries, drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil… yum 😀

  3. Love your challenge to move out of our comfort zones. YES to all your questions – ride my bike – choose green tea – etc. Great reminder. Thank you. And the scallops and avocado puree with strawberries…. BEAUTIFUL.

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