Scallops with Almond and Orange Crumbs


1 cup almonds, blanched

1 orange, zest grated

1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

1 tsp thyme leaves

½ tsp sea salt

12 scallops in the shell

A few thyme sprigs

1 orange, peeled then cut into thin segments

2 tbsp tahini, hulled

1/3 cup fresh orange juice

½ pinch sea salt

1 garlic clove, crushed



Blitz together the first five ingredients until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs.  Place about 1tbls of this on top of each scallop then grill for a few minutes. Crumbs should be just slightly changing colour. Meanwhile whisk together the tahini, juice, salt and garlic. This should be quite thin, like pouring cream. Serve drizzled with a little tahini dressing and garnished with thyme leaves and an orange segment.