Tom Kitchin shows you how to use the wonderfully versatile and flavoursome Scottish seaweed with this recipe for scallop ceviche

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Seaweed is an ingredient that I’ve been cooking with for a long time. It’s one of the joys of Scotland’s seas and can really add wonderful flavour or texture to a dish. Right now, I’ve been experimenting a lot with adding fresh seaweed to dressings and butter. The flavour you get from seaweed is really unique – an intense, sweet-savoury taste that can really bring a seafood dish to life, marrying nature’s complementary flavours together beautifully on the plate.

Ingredients

  • 2 large hand-dived scallops in the shell
  • 4 cups of crushed ice
  • 2 large handfuls of seaweed (non-edible)
  • 4 sheets of dried nori seaweed, crushed
  • 1 tsp chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 handful of channel wrack seaweed blanched and chopped
  • sea salt to season
  • handful of croutons

Method

Scallop Ceviche with Seaweed

Carefully remove the scallops from the shell and clean away any sinew and membrane. Keep the bottoms of the shells and clean thoroughly. Slice each scallop carefully into six thin slices and set aside.

Take two shallow bowls and fill with crushed ice. Arrange the non-edible seaweed around the edges and then place a scallop shell in the centre of each. Put the bowls in the freezer.

Place the crushed nori seaweed, chopped shallots and two tablespoons of oil and whisk together. Slowly add the lemon juice and season to taste with sea salt.

Put the sliced scallop in the dressing and mix, then spoon it into the scallop shell. Add the blanched and chopped channel wrack seaweed.

Garnish with croutons.

 

About The Author

Tom Kitchin

Tom Kitchin is a Scottish chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star. He has previously worked with several Michelin starred chefs including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Koffmann.

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About The Author

Tom Kitchin

Tom Kitchin is a Scottish chef and owner of restaurant The Kitchin, where he became the youngest winner of a Michelin star. He has previously worked with several Michelin starred chefs including Alain Ducasse and Pierre Koffmann.