Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo

We all know that Everything is Better with Bacon, especially when we're talking about scallops.  I love scallops but they are often overcooked.  These guys are best when seared or broiled otherwise the texture goes from silk to rubber.  This picture is dying for a garnish so mince up some chives to add some color to the plate.  

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo
1 1/2 pound large scallops
1/2 pound thin-sliced bacon
Extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup good quality mayonnaise
1/4 cup hot chili paste (recommended: Sriracha Hot Chili Paste)
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
2 heads Bibb lettuce, washed
3 avocados, sliced
Heat the broiler. Wrap each scallop in a piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick. Place the bacon wrapped scallops onto a baking sheet, drizzle them with olive oil, and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them under the broiler for about 10 to 15 minutes until the bacon is cooked through, turning once.

Make the spicy mayo by combining the mayonnaise, chili paste, lime juice, and chopped cilantro. Stir well and refrigerate until ready to use.

To serve, carefully peel away the lettuce leaves and line a large platter with the lettuce cups. Top each with a bacon wrapped shrimp, 2 slices of avocado, and a spoonful of spicy mayonnaise. Garnish with cilantro leaves.



Anonymous said...

This is a TYLER FLORENCE recipe, not your own, and you should cite your source.

EMSHAW said...

Wasn't cited on the source I got it from and if you read my blog you would know that I am too busy to do anything but post other recipes and note my tweaks in the explanation. Most recipes link back but, like I said, this was cited originally by the other blogger I got the idea from.