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Poached scallop & crab salad


  • Heat the coconut milk with 1 heaped tspn each sugar and fish sauce in a large non-stick pan. Add the scallops and poach for about 30 seconds. Then strain the liquid through a fine sieve and set the scallops aside on a tray to cool.
  • To make the dressing, whisk the coconut cream with 2 tbsp sugar and 3 tbsp fish sauce.
  • In another bowl, gently toss the mint, coriander, kaffir lime leaves, chillies, chives, coconut, crab meat and scallops with dressing to taste.
  • Serve the salad on banana leaves on individual plates.
  • Garry Flynn - Noosa Blue Resort, Noosa


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • caster sugar
  • Asian fish sauce
  • 200 gm large scallops, sliced in half 
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • ¾ cup each fresh mint & coriander leaves
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, julienned
  • 2 small red chillies, de-seeded & julienned
  • 1 cup sliced garlic chives (or plain chives)
  • ¾ cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1 cup fresh crab meat

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