All that’s good about west Cork can be found in this dish. It’s my west Cork version of surf and turf, so I’ve stolen some of Paul’s beloved black pudding to make it! Make sure your scallops haven’t been dredged, as that is disastrous for the sea bed.
Turbot is such a prime fish that it doesn’t need a lot of cooking. With turbot, the simpler the better... If you can’t get a whole fish, buy fillets and fry them instead.
This is rustic one pot food at its best, slow deep but yet vibrant. Farmed rabbit or chicken would be a perfect substitute.
A gem from Martin Shanahan in the Surf 'n' Turf series