bento #61: bacon-wrapped scallops

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I’ve been having a craving for scallops, and by a wonderful coincidence Safeway had them for a great price ($9.99 per pound) when I went shopping.

  • Bacon-wrapped scallops.
  • Hummus with parmesan-garlic Triscuits.
  • Sweet white corn.
  • Veggie havarti cubes with cherry tomatoes.
  • White peach jellies.

To make the scallops:

  1. Partially cook one slice of bacon for each scallop.
  2. Wrap each scallop in a slice of bacon and skewer them 3 to a skewer.
  3. Drip a little melted butter on them, then sprinkle on a little brown sugar and a TINY amount of red pepper. You don’t want it to burn your face off or overpower the delicate flavor of the scallops; you just want a little heat to provide an interesting contrast.
  4. Broil for 3 minutes, turn over, put butter and sugar and pepper on other side, and broil 3 minutes more.

This is for large scallops, large enough that a whole piece of bacon barely meets at either end. For the small ones, you probably want to alternate scallops and small pieces of bacon on the skewer, and broil for 2 minutes a side.

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