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BBQ ½ Shell Scallops with Chilli, Lime & Coriander

BBQ ½ Shell Scallops with Chilli, Lime & Coriander

Posted on October 11 2017, By: Ben Farley

BBQ ½ Shell Scallops with Chilli, Lime & Coriander

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 2 minutes

Serves 2


  • 6 half Shell Scallops 
  • 30ml Soy Sauce 
  • 1 Fresh Chilli 
  • 1 Lime (zest & juice) 
  • 2 Springs Coriander 
  • 0ml Good Olive Oil 
  • Salt 


  • Hooded BBQ
  • Mortar and Pestle or blender
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Fish Lifter

Salad Suggestion:

  • 1 Bunch Mizuna 
  • 1 Pack Bean Sprouts 
  • 1 Pack Snow pea Shoots 
  • 1 Red Capsicum (cut into strips)



  1. Heat BBQ to hot and then turn down to ¾’s with the hood down.

  2. Place Soy, chilli, coriander, salt, lime zest and juice in a pestle and mortar

  3. Crush into a rough pulp, add olive oil.

  4. Take Scallop from shell and place shell under the BBQ hood on the resting tray to cook.

  5. Brush Scallops with marinade and grill lightly on one side till golden.

  6. Place scallop back into shell under the hood and spoon additional mixture onto the scallops.

  7. Let scallops cook for 1 minute then serve on a plate.

  8. Garnish with a light salad of your favourite leaves with crunch shoots and sprouts or strips of capsicum.

Chef’s Tip:

    • With your chillis - You don’t have to take out the seeds, but they add a lot of heat to the dish. The smaller the chilli, the hotter it is.


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