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Grilled Sage Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Grilled Sage Scallops Wrapped in BaconRecipe courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority.

Recipe Ingredients:

10 king scallops, shucked and without the roe
20 fresh sage leaves (or fresh basil leaves)
10 slices bacon, partially cooked and halved
5 ounces prepared flavored oil (such as garlic or herb)
20 wooden skewers, pre-soaked in water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat grill or barbecue.
  2. Cut large scallops in half horizontally to make 2 rounds. Place 2 basil or sage leaves on top of each scallop.
  3. Stretch the bacon with the back of a knife and wrap each bacon strip around 1 scallop, then wrap a second (if used) across the first, to enclose the scallop.
  4. Thread each scallop onto 2 pre-soaked wooden skewers, brush with the garlic or herb flavored oil and place onto a prepared foil-lined barbecue or grill, or griddle pan placed directly onto the barbecue.
  5. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, turning once and serve immediately.

Makes 5 servings.

"From sea to plate, Seafish delivers expert knowledge, skills and support which help the UK seafood industry secure a sustainable and profitable future."

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Seafish, the UK Sea Fish Industry Authority www.seafish.org.