Recipe: South African-Style Pan-Seared Tiger Shrimp and Scallops with a Corn, Coriander & Chili Salsa Drizzled with a Curry Sauce by Michael’s on East (Sarasota, FL)

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jamil Pineda, Michael’s on East.

Pan-Seared Tiger Shrimp and Scallops
with a Corn, Coriander & Chili Salsa Drizzled with a Curry Sauce

Serves 4


8 Tiger Prawns (U8 Shrimp)

4 U10 scallops

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 cup Micro Greens


Clean the shrimp and devein.

In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the oil. Add the scallops and sear one side. Turn, add the shrimp and cook turning regularly until pink and the shrimp are firm, approximately 5 minutes.

For the Curry Sauce:

2 Cups Coconut Milk

1 Tsp Curry Powder

¼ Tsp Garam Masala

¼ Tsp Lemon Rind

2 Tsp Lemon Juice

½ Cup Fresh Coriander

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Place curry and masala mix in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add a little of the coconut milk and cook until the flavor of the spices are extracted, approximately 3 minutes. Add all the coconut milk and cook until reduced to a creamy consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a low boil until the flavors are well blended, about 10 minutes.

For the Corn, Coriander & Chili Salsa:

5 Cobs Fresh Corn, Kernels Removed

1 Red Onion, Sliced

1 Tsp Cumin

1 Tsp Paprika

½ Cup Fresh Coriander

2 Jalapenos, Chopped (no seeds)

4 Leeks, Chopped

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper to Taste


Slice the leeks into rounds.
In a sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil, leeks and onions. Cook until soft. Combine with fresh corn, spices, chilies and coriander. Season with salt and pepper.

To Assemble:

Place a spoon of the hot curry sauce on the plate. Add a small handful of micro greens and place the corn salsa on the plate. Arrange one scallop and 2 shrimp around the scallop and drizzle with a little more of the curry sauce. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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