Recipe: Seared Saffron Scallops with Cuttlefish Ink Spaghetti

Ingrediants                                                                                       6 large scallops with the coral attached                                            150g spaghetti                                                                                 450ml double cream                                                                          150ml white wine                                                                                2 tsps olive oil                                                                                    10g butter                                                                                        1 small shallot                                                                            Large pinch saffron strands or saffron powder

1. Finely chop the shallot, heat the butter in a small pan and gently cook the shallot until it is softened but not coloured.

2. Add the wine and cook for 2-3 minutes until almost evaporated.

3. Add the double cream and saffron and bubble until it forms a thick smooth sauce then season to taste.

4. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 10-12 minutes or according to packet instructions.

5. In the meantime cook the scallops: heat the oil in a large frying pan and sear the scallops on each side (for approximately 2-3 minutes in total) so that the white flesh is golden brown but not over cooked.

6. When the spaghetti is cooked, drain and place on serving plates, combine the scallops and the saffron sauce and pour over the spaghetti.

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7. Dust with a little more powdered saffron and serve.

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