Pan-Seared Scallops with French Sauce Vierge (for Dukan Diet PV Cruise) |

Pan-seared scallops with a french sauce Vierge are tasty and simple to make. This dish is perfect for those following the Dukan diet or wanting to lose weight. Serve with a green salad and have a light lunch or dinner.

This recipe serves 4.


  • 8 large fresh scallops (cleaned, roe attached)
  • olive oil
  • salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
  • lemon wedges (for serving)

For French sauce Vierge

  • 1 clove garlic
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds (toasted & crushed)
  • 2 1/2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large ripe tomato (seeded & chopped)
  • a handful of fresh tarragon (chopped)
  • a handful of fresh basil (chopped)
  • a handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tbsps lemon juice


  1. Mash the garlic with a pestle and mortar and add in some salt.
  2. Add the crushed coriander seeds and olive oil to the garlic paste and stir.
  3. Add in chopped tomato and herbs, and then crush all the ingredients together to make a sauce.
  4. Set aside to allow the flavors to infuse.
  5. Stir in the lemon juice JUST before serving, and adjust the seasoning as well.
  6. Preheat a griddle or frying pan until hot.
  7. Lightly coat the scallops with some olive oil, then season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  8. Cook the scallops in the hot pan on both sides, until just cooked through and firm to the touch.
  9. Serve the seared scallops with the sauce and lemon wedges.