Grilled bacon-wrapped scallops
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Grill scallops to perfection with our recipe for grilled bacon-wrapped scallops; savoury bacon helps seal in the flavour.
- 6 wooden skewers
- 12 large scallops
- 2 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 2 tsp honey
- 6 slices bacon
- basil or cilantro , for garnish
- SOAK 6 wooden skewers in water for 20 min. Preheat barbecue to medium-high. Rinse 12 large scallops and pat dry. Whisk 2 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce with 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 2 tsp each grated fresh ginger and honey. Reserve half of chili mixture in a small bowl. Toss scallops with remaining chili mixture. Let stand 10 min. Cook 6 strips bacon in a frying pan over medium, 1 min per side. Drain and cool on paper towels. Cut bacon in half. Roll one piece around each scallop. Thread 2 scallops onto each skewer. Oil grill, then barbecue skewers, lid closed, 3 min. Flip and baste with reserved chili mixture. Grill until scallops are cooked through, 3 to 4 more min. Sprinkle bacon-wrapped scallops with basil or cilantro.