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Pan-Seared Scallops in Lemon Myrtle Cream

pan seared scallops in lemon myrtle cream
Lemon Myrtle is a citrus-fragrance spice that blends wonderfully with seafood. The herb is especially practical in recipes that are cream-based as it imparts a strong lemony aroma with a warm lemongrass flavour. Lemon Myrtle is so versatile that you can use it in both savoury and sweet dishes.

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I was delighted when Gryphon Tea offered me some herbs for my cooking. I decided to pick Lemon Myrtle to pair with Scallops for my first experiment, out of the 5 types of herbs I’d received.

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After couple of hiccups, the seafood dish finally came out beautifully. Most importantly, the taste was heavenly and I got a round of applause from my two beloved men at home – Ken and Jonathan. The sourish Lemon Myrtle Cream gave the spinach and the juicy shellfish a delightful twist, making one wanting for more!
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Recipe Spotted @ Kitchen Artistry

6 Scallops
100g Spinach
3 Egg yolks
½ tsp Lemon Myrtle
1 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lemon juice
10g Creamer
2 tsp Butter
Pinch of salt/pepper
1 tbsp Cornflour
½ cup Water
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  1. Remove scallops from shells and rinse thoroughly. Drain well.
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  3. Cut off spinach stalks, keeping only the leaves. Wash thoroughly and chop coarsely.
  4. Squeeze lemon to extract juice. Set aside.
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  6. Separate yolks from whites.
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  8. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice and herb into yolk. Whisk well.
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  10. Add water and creamer and continue to whisk.
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  12. Heat oil and add butter. Dust scallops with flour and pan-fry till light brown on both sides. Transfer the scallops back onto their shells.
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  14. Using the same pan, add egg mixture. Cook in small fire, stirring occasionally. Put in spinach and fry for another 2 mins.
  15. Spoon the spinach mix on the scallops and you’re ready to serve your scented Pan-Seared Scallops in Lemon Myrtle Cream!
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So what do you do with the egg whites? Do you have other suggestions for using the remaining whites? Check out my Egg-White Broccoli with Osmanthus, using the Osmanthus herb from Gryphon Tea!

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  1. Great post! What a beautiful dish!

  2. Though we seldom have scallops here but that lemon with it is tempting me to wanna try soon.

  3. I like scallops~ never tried scallops in this flavour, must be appetizing.

  4. it does looks cool for me (slightly allergy towards seafood) hehe :P

  5. WAH can use Coffee Mate? I sure will try this!! Waiting for bf to come back from trip :(

  6. Megan, thks for visiting & I'm glad u like it!

    Nava, I'm sure u'll fall in love with this recipe!

    Evelyn, I'm drooling as I'm replying all your comments. Lol!

    KF, u can always use the herb for other recipes. U try cooking & I eat. How's that? Hahaha!

    Charmaine, hahaha! I ran out of milk so I tried using coffee mate. It was good! Yum1

  7. Oh Shirley, how delicious do THESE look?! (Your sauce was a lovely yellow, by the way.) :) I love howe you paired the Florentine style eggs with that lemon sauce --and the scallops are like dessert on top!

  8. Kim, love the way you'd described my dish! Wish I could cook for you someday, my dear :)

  9. Anu, I'm delighted with the presentation too! Thks & I'm looking fwd to your parsley event!

  10. omg this is awesome! it looks as if im at some fine dining restaurant!

  11. What a Brilliant presentation....looks like a gourmet dish for royalty! I love scallops...shirley you are tempting me to eat some of that lemony scallops:)

  12. This looks delicious, Shirley! Oh gosh... just the thought of scallops makes my mouth water already haha I would love to give this a try but hmm... I'll have to see if we have Lemon Myrtle here...

    Yet another delightful recipe, thanks for sharing!


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  13. Very yummy looking platter...Although I don't eat sea food, but this one is very inviting....

  14. Woo! Yum Yum, this surely looks tasty!

  15. Oww, this looks so yummy! Great recipe to share. Ty, my dear. Have a lovely week :)

  16. Fish, I like that! Heehee!

    Malli, awesome! This is great for entertaining :)

    Wi, my family loves Scallops so this is really great!

    Taj, must try!!

    Neha, why don't u take seafood? Allergy?? I can't imagine...

    Doris, cook for u next time??

    Rosidah, glad u like it too! Have a good week!

  17. I have never cooked with lemon myrtle but this dish sure sounds (and looks) so yummy! Great recipe! :-)

  18. Manu, this is also my first experience with this herb on Scallops & it worked fantastically well!

  19. Lovely presentation as always, Shirley! I love scallops, and this is such an awesome way of cooking it!

  20. Tina, thks for wonderful comments!

  21. Looks delicious! I have not seen lemon myrtle but most years I would have a pot of lemon balm on my spice rack. Love the lemony fragrance. BTW, osmanthus oolong is one of my favorite teas. Can't wait for your next recipe :)

  22. Biren, I'm sure u'll like this if u're a "lemony" person :) Osmanthus fan too? Awesome!

  23. Shirley,

    You already know what I'm going to say ---> LOVE! I've not heard of lemon Myrtle before but being a huge fan of seafood, I know it would go perfectly with the scallops. I love the presentation and the creativity in this dish. This sounds wonderful!

  24. Lequan, I was hoping I could draw u out from your shell with this post. Finally! LOL!

  25. Lovely! Lemon myrtle sounds very intriguing, would love to try!

  26. Natasha, really good to hear from u. Hope things are well.

  27. Kasia, thks for visiting! Will drop by your blog soon :)

  28. Your scallop dish is just wonderful! I have never seen lemon myrtle around here but I know it is a superior alternative to lemon grass and would love to be able to find some. Will need to search :)

  29. Alisha, I thought lemon myrtle is a common herb. Surprise it's not easily found. Nevertheless, I hope u'll have the chance to try it some day.

  30. These scallops look amazing! Your blog is great, you have such a wonderful variety of things here. Thanks for stopping by my page, I am now a follower of yours!

  31. That's such a beautiful dish. Looks very delicious. You just make it look so easy to prepare it! I think I need to wait till my leg has fully recovered before jumping onto any seafood. Sad huh :( Thanks very much for sharing. At least I can drool over it....hehe

    1. Mary, thks so much for the kind note! Speedy recovery, dear!

  32. The scallops look so fresh and delicious!

  33. wow! looks amazing and delicious! too bad it's hard to find fresh scallop here in kl :(

    1. Henry, thks for your lovely comments! These are actually frozen ones, but taste real good!

  34. Hi Shirley, beautiful dish. Look absolutely delicious and like from 5 star hotel. Nice plating. YUM

    Have a nice weekend.

    1. Amelia, thks dear! I'm in seventh heaven! Hahaha!


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