Fijian Style Scallop Vakalolo


Serves 2 – 4 guests
  • 500gm shelled scallops
  • 50gm butter
  • 200gms Mango Pickle
  • Pinch of Saffron
  • Pinch of Chilli
  • Lime Leaf
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 500gms Coconut Cream


  1. Bring all ingredients EXCEPT scallops to a boil in a pot.
  2. Pan fry scallops in butter until golden.

Plating Up

Put cooked scallops onto a warm plate and smother with sauce.

Chef Aaron Gascoigne

Co owner of Two Fat Cats in Auckland, Aaron is a local identity and outdoors-man who rose to cooking prominence on the TV series ‘My Kitchen Rules’ which he din’t win, and doesn’t like to be reminded about.

Wine Match

Yealands Rosé
Peter Yealands Rose 2018
This pretty light peach coloured rosé has an enticing bouquet of pomegranate, fresh strawberries and honeysuckle.  A juicy, rich palate with warming flavours of strawberry shortcake, which is given focus and length by well-balanced acidity. This vegan friendly rosé won silver at both the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 and the NZ Wine of the Year Awards 2018.

Whitianga Scallop Festival, Whitianga, New Zealand

The Whitianga Scallop Festival is a festival in the seaside Coromandel Town that is a celebration of local seafood and cuisine. A hugely popular event, it hosts around 5000 guests and sells out each year. People come from all over Australasia, drawn in by the delicious scallops and seafood on offer.