Total time20 minutes
Normally rosti cakes would be fried, but I like to do them in the oven for an easy healthier option.
You don’t have to use scallops – cooked prawns or crab meat would also work.
- 3 cups orange, grated or gold kumara
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp celery salt
- Spray oil
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- 24 scallops
- ½ tsp lemon and dill seasoning
- 100g spreadable cream cheese
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- Chopped chives
1 Preheat oven to 180oC. Combine the grated kumara, beaten eggs and salt in a bowl and mix well.
2 Place spoonfuls of kumara mixture into piles on baking paper-lined trays and flatten slightly. Spray generously with oil and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden.
3 Heat the oil and cumin seeds in a pan and sear scallops for 1-2 minutes each side until plump. Sprinkle with seasoning and set aside. Mash the cream cheese and lemon zest. Arrange rosti on a platter and add a dollop of lemon cream, top with a seared scallop and serve with chopped chives.
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"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author