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“If you've ever seen Scottish eggs, this is the seafood version of it. Eat with a nice dry cider - either main course for two or starters for four. The recipe is from the London fish restaurant called Livebait.”

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C/ 400°F.
  2. Chop the onion, parsley and garlic finely, seed and chop the chilies. Soften everything in a frying pan with 10 ml of the olive oil.
  3. Rinse the sausages and you find that the skins will come off easily. Mix the sausage meat with the onion mixture, add some nutmeg and 20 ml cream.
  4. Strip the corals from the scallops and save them. Dry the scallops carefully and encase inside balls of sausagemeat. Brown in a frying pan to seal - this might require some practice to keep the ball-shaped and shut.
  5. Transfer to the oven and finish cooking for 5-7 minutes.
  6. For the sauce, finely chop the shallors and soften them in the remaining 10 ml olive oil, add corals and paprika and cook ubntil everything is beginning to colour.
  7. Add the stock and reduce by half.
  8. Add the wine and reduce by two thirds.
  9. Liquidise with a blender, and return to the pan.
  10. Thin the sauce with the remaining cream, adjust the seasoning and serve with the scallops.

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