Monday, June 18, 2007

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

I was looking for something quick to make for a last-minute cookout with neighbors and I didn't want to stop at the grocery store. Instead, I stopped into the Cross Street Market on my way home and the selection there can be a bit limited. I decided on the scallops from the local fish monger and cut bacon from the butcher. I'd never gotten bacon that way before and it was kind of neat to get it wrapped in the butcher paper.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

1 lb. Jumbo Scallops (about 8)

1/2 lb. cut bacon

1/2 cup of white wine

1/4 cup melted butter

2 TBSP. chopped scallions

salt and pepper

Rinse the scallops in cold water. Marinate the scallops in the wine, melted butter, chopped scallions and salt and pepper for 30 minutes. Microwave 4 strips of bacon at a time for about a minute each until partially cooked. When the bacon cools slightly, wrap a strip of bacon around each scallop and fasten with a wet toothpick to hold in place. Pour the marinade back on the bacon wrapped scallops and soak until ready to cook. Grill or bake at a medium heat for 10 minutes on each side to make bacon crispy.

Here's a look at some of the other goodies we had on the grill tonight. The cookout included italian sausage, italian seasoned chicken breast, asparagus, yellow squash and baked beans. Dessert was strawberry shortcake. Johnnycakes are hoping to have more summer cookouts with friends and neighbors throughout the summer.

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