Seared Scallops with Chorizo & Vanilla Yogurt Dressing

Theodore's recipe is a novel and simply delicious idea using our Greek style vanilla yogurt. Easy to prepare and superb to savour!

Serves 2


  • 4 tbsp  extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 small orange
  • 100g Tims Dairy Greek style vanilla yogurt
  • A sprinkle of finely chopped tarragon
  • 25g butter
  • 100g cooked chorizo, sliced in half, lengthwise
  • 4 large scallops, trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • A touch of finely chopped red chilli
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • ½ bunch coriander, chopped finely
  • Sea salt & freshly grounded black pepper to taste

Vanilla yogurt dressing

In a medium bowl, whisk together 3 tbsp olive oil, orange juice, yogurt, tarragon, salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.


Seared scallops & chorizo

Heat the butter and 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, tossing until it starts to brown, about 1 minute. Add the scallops and sear them for about 1 min until golden, then flip them over and sprinkle over the garlic and chopped fresh red chilli into the pan. Cook for about 1 min more, then squeeze over the juice of the lime. Finish off with roughly chopped coriander and salt and pepper.


Drizzle over the vanilla yogurt dressing and serve straight away. Warm sourdough baguette will help soak up all the surrounding juices!


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