Scallop Burgers and Potato Salad

This unique twist on the typical burger is packed with variety of flavours, and it features plenty of fresh ingredients from Nova Scotian farmers!

Ingredients for Scallop Burgers and Potato Salad Side

1 lb medium scallops
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 lemon
4 burger buns
1/2 cup mayo
3 tbsp chopped capers
1 tbsp pickle brine
1/4 red cabbage, julienned
2 tbsp Nova Scotia honey
1/2 cup plain yogurt
apple cider vinegar
 to taste salt
 1 lb local potatoes, boiled
1 cup plain yogurt
 1/2 cup pieces of pickled herring
 1/4 cup diced onions (or chives, or scallion)
 to taste fresh dill


  1. Pat scallops dry.
  2. In a medium hot pan, sear scallops on one side in butter and olive oil for 90 seconds, then flip and cook for another 30 seconds or so, until just cooked through.
  3. Squeeze lemon into pan.
  4. Remove from heat and season with a pinch of Tidal Salt Fleur de Sel.
  5. Mix mayo, capers, and pickle brine to make tartar sauce.
  6. Toss cabbage, apple cider vinegar, NS honey, and yogurt to make slaw.
  7. Build your burger! Toasted bun, scallops, tartar sauce, and slaw! Top with fresh dill.

For Potato Salad: 

  1. Slice and layer potato pieces on a platter.
  2. Generously pour the yogurt over, topping with pickled herring.
  3. Finish with fresh dill, salt, and diced onion.

Local Source Guide

Produce: Local Source Market, Stirling Farm Market, Noggins Corner Farm Market, Masstown Market, or one of the many Farmers Markets of Nova Scotia.

Scallops: Clearwater Seafoods, Fisherman’s Market International, Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant, Afishionado Fishmongers, or look for Comeau Sea Foods Limited at your local retailer

Yogurt: Fox Hill Cheese House or Masstown Creamery

Honey: Cornect Family Farm or Kittilsen’s Honey

Pickled Herring: Comeau Sea Foods Limited

Recipe and photography provided by: Jennifer Crawford

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