Seared Scallops with Pancetta over Avocado and Wasabi

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 avocados

3 teaspoons wasabi powder

1/2 lemon, juiced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

12 slices pancetta

1 tablespoon butter

1 garlic clove, smashed

6 large sea scallops

1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced for garnish


  1. Halve the 3 avocados and remove the pits. Spoon out flesh into a food processor and add wasabi, lemon juice, salt and pepper, to taste. Process until it's a smooth consistency. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Heat a frying pan on medium heat. Cook pancetta until crispy and fat has rendered. Remove pancetta from pan reserving the fat and add butter and garlic. Once the butter has melted add the scallops to the pan and gently sear until lightly browned. About 1 minute per side. Spoon some avocado puree on each plate, arrange pancetta on top followed by the seared scallops. Dice your red pepper finely and garnish.