The ultimate surf ‘n turf starter. – Dirty Scallops!

Pizza ovens are perfect for grilling shellfish dirty on the hot oven floor. This recipe combines a spicy sausage with sharp grapefruit and seaweed butter for the ultimate surf n turf starter.


  1. You can cook these scallops in your pizza oven when it’s warming up and before a pizza. Simply melt your butter in a pan with the capers, seaweed, pink pepper and chorizo and pour into the shell with your scallop.
  2. Cook in the oven for 3-4 minutes until the butter is bubbling and the scallop flesh is cooked through. Garnish with diced grapefruit tossed in dill and serve.

This dish was roasted in the Alfa Forni 5 Minuti. For more information and prices, click here.


  • 2 scallops in shell
  • 1 tbsp diced chorizo
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp seaweed
  • Pinch of pink peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp diced grapefruit
  • Sprig of fresh dill
James Strawbridge