Scallops and Ceps

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Long and Messy Business

A Long and Messy Business

By Rowley Leigh

Published 2018

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Three large scallops suffice for a starter; four or five are needed for a main course. Other wild mushrooms – such as chanterelles – would do almost as well.


  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 small bunch of flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked and finely chopped
  • squeeze of lemon juice


Crush the garlic with the side of a large knife. Add a good pinch of salt and continue to crush and pound the garlic to a fine paste, then place it in a small bowl. Add the parsley to the garlic, then moisten with a good squeeze of lemon juice and mix with the olive oil.

Open the scallops, then sever the adductor muscle where it clings to the flat she