Les Saint-Jacques

Hokkaido scallops are preferred as they are sweeter than the ones from the Atlantic, which goes exceedingly well with the Grenobloise sauce - made with capers, lemon dice, brown butter, shallots, parsley and brioche croutons. The garlic baby spinach adds another dimension to the dish.

Serves 4

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Grenobloise Sauce

  • 200g butter
  • 1 tbsp baby capers
  • 1 tbsp shallots, diced
  • 1 tbsp lemon flesh, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • 2 tbsp brioche croutons

» In a pot, melt the butter over medium heat until you smell a nutty aroma or the colour has turned to a toasty-brown hue.

» Strain the beurre noisette (brown butter). Add all the other ingredients into the beurre noisette.

Baby Spinach

  • 25g salted butter
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 150g baby spinach
  • a dash of black pepper
  • chives, chopped
  • chervil, chopped
  • dill, chopped
  • tarragon, chopped

» In a pot, melt the butter before adding in the garlic.

» Remove the pot from the stove and stir in the baby spinach for 1 minute, then season with black pepper and toss in the herbs.


  • 8 Hokkaido scallops
  • a drizzle of garlic oil
  • a pinch of Maldon Salt

» Remove the scallops from the shells and wash them well.

» In a pan, heat the garlic oil and Maldon salt, when smoking place the scallops in and remove the pan from the heat. Cook each side of the scallops for 1 minute.

» Plate the cooked scallops on the the spinach, then pour the grenobloise sauce on them.


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