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scallops on purple mash

Scallops on Purple Mash

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 12 1x


scallops on purple mash


  • 12 scallops
  • 4 medium potatoes, purple or otherwise, boiled & mashed with salt & pepper added
  • small bowl of sauce – chilli sauce, flavoured mayonnaise
  • 12 Thai basil leaves or your choice, according to how you flavoured the scallops, (lightly fried – optional)
  • oil as needed
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 1 small garlic
  • half an inch galangal
  • half an inch ginger
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • juice of half a lime


  1. Pound all the marinade ingredients & marinate the scallops for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat a frying pan with a little oil until it’s smoking.
  3. Saut√© the scallops, a few at a time, about 2 minutes each side. Don’t overcrowd the pan.


  1. Place a little mash on your serving dish.
  2. Top with a scallop.
  3. Add a dollop of  sauce, top with a leaf. Some freshly ground black pepper will be a good last touch. Done.


Perfectly fine cold. Can be made an hour ahead.