Broiled Skewered Scallops

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Dec. 28, 2011


Fresh bay scallops/Frozen and defrosted 1 Pound (1 Pint)
Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon , strained
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Lean bacon slices 8
Butter 8 Tablespoon , melted and cooled
Lemon 1 , cut lengthwise into quarters



1. In a charcoal broiler light a layer of briquettes and let them burn until a white ash begins to appear on the surface or preheat your kitchen broiler to its highest setting.

2. Wash the scallops under cold running water, spread them on paper towels and pat them completely dry with fresh towels.


3. In a small bowl mix well combining the lemon juice, salt and pepper.

4. Turning about with a spoon coat the scallops evenly with the mixture.

5. Onto four long skewers, thread the scallops and bacon looping the bacon slices up and down to weave them over and under alternate scallops.

6. Push the scallops compactly together.

7. With a pastry brush, thoroughly coat the scallops with a few spoonfuls of the melted butter.

8. Broil about 4 inches from the heat, turning the skewers from time to time and basting the scallops frequently with the remaining melted butter for about 4 to 5 minutes.


9. Check for the doneness of the scallops if they are opaque and firm to the touch and the bacon is brown.

10. With the side of a knife, slide the scallops and bacon off the skewers onto a heated platter.


11. Serve at once, accompanied by the lemon quarters.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 366Calories from Fat 242

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 16 g80%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 853 mg35.54%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.7%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet