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Seared scallops with Truffle Ponzu, pancetta dust and a kaffir lime butter



4 portion(s)

  • 70 g flat pancetta, cut into thin slices
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, stems removed
  • 50 g Butter
  • 16 scallops, flesh only
  • 2 tbsp truffle ponzu

Recipe's preparation

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place pancetta onto baking tray and cook in a 180°C oven for 10 minutes, or until crisp.

    2.  Once crisp, remove from the oven and pat with paper towel to remove any excess oil. Place into mixing bowl and grind 15 sec/speed 10. Set aside.

    3.  Place kaffir lime leaves into mixing bowl and chop 5 sec/speed 5, or until a very fine consistency is achieved.

    4.  Add butter and melt 4 min/60°C/speed 1.

    5.  Cook scallops in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 2 minutes each side, taking care not to overcook if your scallops are smaller in size.

    6.  To assemble, place scallops onto a serving plate and drizzle with kaffir lime butter, ensuring each scallop has some kaffir lime leaf flecks on top. Sprinkle over pancetta dust, lightly drizzle truffle ponzu over and around the scallops and serve.




Truffle Ponzu is a sauce made by Hans Lang and Marianne Kempf from Gala Restaurant.  Gala Restaurant is one of Grace's favourite restaurants.  Each year Grace and Witek take their staff to Gala Restaurant for a Christmas degustation feast!

Hans and Marianne both have the ability to match food, wine and condiments that has been developed over many years of cooking. Here they have introduced Western Australian truffles to a traditional Japanese Ponzu dressing to achieve a spectacular sauce. Ideal as a dipping sauce for sushi, sashimi or gyoza, drizzling over cold roast meat or adding to a salad dressing.


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  • Hi SerenaJuliet, The truffle

    Submitted by Thermomix in Australia on 9. May 2014 - 15:21.

    Hi SerenaJuliet,

    The truffle ponzu can be purchased from  Gala Restaurant

    Thermomix Head Office

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  • Hi, Where do i buy the

    Submitted by SerenaJuliet on 9. May 2014 - 12:37.


    Where do i buy the truffle ponzu?

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  • That truffle ponzu is the

    Submitted by Thermomistress on 10. September 2013 - 00:57.

    That truffle ponzu is the best. It makes everything taste great!

    Steph Sofield- Thermomix Consultant 

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  • Scallops with Truffle Ponzu I

    Submitted by Julie-Ann Allen - Area Manager Qld on 4. January 2013 - 11:09.

    Scallops with Truffle Ponzu Scallops with Truffle Ponzu

    I made these for a special entree and they were a hit

    ! Not too difficult with the TM! They certainly looked impressive and tasted wonderful!


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