Dad's Excellent Scallops

    28 min

    Large sea scallops wrapped in prosciutto, basted with butter, then barbecued.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1kg (2 lb) shelled, large sea scallops
    • 225g (8 oz) prosciutto, thinly sliced
    • 100g (4 oz) butter, melted
    • cocktail sticks, soaked in water

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:13min  ›  Ready in:28min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for medium-high heat.
    2. Wrap each scallop with a thin slice of prosciutto, and secure with a cocktail stick.
    3. Lightly oil barbecue cooking grate. Arrange scallops on the grate, and baste with butter. Cook for 5 minutes, turn, and baste with butter. Cook for another 8 minutes, or until opaque.

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    Mouth-watering!! This is a truly excellent recipe. I added garlic and lemon juice to the melted butter and sprinkled on Old Bay before wrapping the scallops. I grilled them in a grill basket rather than bothering with toothpicks or skewers. We devoured these!!!  -  11 Aug 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love recipes that can be prepared ahead, are quick and easy, and so good. I made these ahead, refrigerated them and threw them on the grill as an appetizer. I reduced about one cup of heavy cream, 2 Tablespoons maple syrup, and 1 heaping Tablespoon dijon mustard and served as a sauce on the side (use caution, I didn't measure, so this is a guess). Fabulous!  -  26 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious and rich. Boyfriend said they were the best scallops he ever had. I put three wrapped scallops on two skewers and served on pasta.  -  06 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)