Lettuce salad of figs, scollops and chorizo sausage

Around the same time last year, I was enrolled in a 4 months cooking class. It was also the first time I bought and cooked with figs. I love fruit because it is colourful but I also like fruits that has a dull colour on the surface but when you open it up it is a bright, beautiful looking fruit inside. Some good examples are figs and passion fruit. It is like how we see people, never judge by the look!



I saw some fresh figs in the market yesterday which reminds me it’s fig season again! I bought a box of 10 without any hesitation and experimented with my first fig dish tonight – lettuce salad of figs, scollops and chorizo sausage.

If you have been following my blog, my little goats cheese fever is not quite over yet, next on the menu will be baked figs on goats cheese :)figs & scallops


  • baby cos lettuce leaf 2 cups
  • 4 figs cut into quarters
  • 5 large scollops (scollops are dear these days!)
  • 1/2 chorizo sausage, sliced
  • walnut 5-6 pieces (wasn’t part of my dish because I didn’t have any)
  • white wine
  • olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper


  1. place lettuce leaf into a mixing bowl, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper to season
  2. heat up a grill pan in high heat, brush the pan with oil
  3. grill chorizo, scollops and figs until golden brown ( beware of the cooking time of each and avoid overcooking; chorizo ~5-7 minutes, scollops ~1 minute each size, figs ~1-2 minutes)
  4. when the chorizo, scollops and figs are almost cooked, turn to high heat and pour 2 tb white wine into mixture until all liquid evaporated
  5. serve lettuce salad on a serving plate and arrange scollops, figs and chorizo on top
    sprinkle walnut around serving plate

*salad can be replaced with endive and radicchio

*scollops can be replaced with prawns

*walnut can be replaced with cashews or macadamia




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