Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is my favourite recipe for curried scallops. It is creamy and rich, with a nice tangy flavour to the sauce. This is the mixture I use for my curried scallop pies, or you can just serve it over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter, add onion and cook gently until softened.
  2. Add flour and curry powder, mix well.
  3. Gradually add milk and mayonnaise, stirring continuously.
  4. Cook until sauce starts to thicken, then add scallops.
  5. Leave on heat until scallops are just cooked - Don't over cook them!
  6. Remove from heat, add egg and lemon juice.
  7. Stir well, and serve hot over rice, or leave to cool and make into pies.
Most Helpful

Yum! A really great curry for scallops, fairly mild from a heat point of view so it's doesn't overpower them but nice and creamy and the lemon gives it a nice twist so not too boring either. Would be a really good family recipe I feel suiting a wide range of tastes, my GF is not so much into hot curries and loved them while I found the flavours subtle but interesting so loved it as well.

Peter J August 10, 2009

Thanks sara, love this recipe. I tweeked it a little, I added 1 tbsp sugar and little garlic, and used sour cream in place of mayo, The egg seems to make it sooo creamy, yummmm.<br/>I also used this recipe for curried chicken, again adjusting a little. I didnt use lemon, instead of all milk I used half chicken stock, and added some vege. I sealed the chicken first, removed it and made the sauce, then put the chicken back in so it didnt dry out. Very versitile, love it, thanks again :)

RinnaC January 07, 2014

Great quick fix meal. I seared my scallops first then followed the recipe for the curry sauce. Thanks for sharing!

joym13 August 27, 2009