Skewered Scallops with Bacon

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Jan. 03, 2012

Ingredients

Scallops 8 Large , thawed if frozen (Fresh or Frozen)
Streaky bacon rashers 4 , rinded
Fresh basil/Tarragon 15 Milliliter , chopped (1 tablespoon)
Olive oil/Vegetable oil 30 Milliliter (2 tablespoon)
Tomatoes 2 Medium , skinned, cut into 6 wedges from each
Wine vinegar 1 Teaspoon (5 ml)
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Basil sprigs 3 (to garnish)

Directions

GETTING READY

1) If desired, cut and discard white 'muscle' from each scallop, which is found opposite the orange coral and separate the coral.

2) Using a sharp knife, gently make gashes on the scallops on each side in a grid pattern.

MAKING

3) On a board, spread bacon rashers using back of a knife and cut each rasher in two.

4) Roll the bacon around the each corals.

5) Secure each scallops horizontally and corals alternately on to 2 kebab skewers.

6) Arrange the skewers in a foil-lined grill pan.

7) In a bowl, mix the basil with 1 tablespoon of the oil and apply over the scallops and bacon.

8) Place the pan under a hot grill and cook for 5 minutes on each side until the scallops are just cooked and the bacon golden.

9) Basting with more oil and basil when turning the skewers over.

FINALIZING

10) Place the tomatoes evenly on the side of 2 serving plates.

11) In a bowl, beat together remaining oil and vinegar, with salt and pepper to taste.

12) Arrange a skewer on each plate and stream the vinegar dressing over the tomatoes.

SERVING

13) Garnish with sprigs of basil and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 530Calories from Fat 280

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 9 g45%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 866 mg36.08%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 50 g100%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet