Scallops with Black Garlic and Chorizo

Scallops with Black Garlic and Chorizo

This is an ideal starter for two or a pre-dinner nibble.  It is also excellent as a lunch, served with a lemon vinaigrette rocket salad.


  • 250g small queen scallops (these are sold in the fish counter in supermarkets)
  • 50g chorizo sausage – finely diced
  • 5 cloves of peeled black garlic – very finely sliced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon of freshly snipped chives
  • 1 tablespoon of sherry
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Pat the scallops dry with a kitchen towel.
  2. Heat a large frying pan (no oil) and fry the chorizo sausage for 1 –2 minutes.
  3. Add the scallops, sliced black garlic and stir-fry for about 4 minutes or until the scallops are cooked.
  4. Sprinkle the parsley and chives into the frying pan.
  5. Add the lemon juice and the sherry.
  6. Turn up the heat for one minute.
  7. Serve immediately with a slice of lemon to squeeze over the top.
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3 Responses

  1. Elizabeth Crockett
    March 12th, 2010

    My husband just mentioned reading an article in the Orlando Sentinel about black garlic and I had not heard of it. So I searched in Intenet Explorer and was directed to your site. Recipe published in the Orlando Sentinel did not include the Chorizo. Like the sound of Chorizo with the recipe. Thank you and I will need to look into purchasing the garlic!

  2. Brad
    November 9th, 2010

    Thanks for the recipe, I have never cooked with black garlic but plan to soon/

  3. Jennifer
    May 1st, 2011

    My boyfriend cooked dinner for me last night & used black garlic in preparing a traditional garlic bread. It was delicious, had a unique flavor. We plan to incorporate it into future recipes!

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