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Scallops, bacon & garlic

a simple starter or snack

  • Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 10 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutes

    4 scallops
    4 bacon rashers
    1 shallot , chopped
    2 garlic cloves , chopped
    2 tbsp parsley , chopped
    1 tbsp lemon juice
    40 g butter
    salt and pepper


  1. Prepare the scallops Wrap the scallops with a rasher of bacon and secure each one with a toothpick.
  2. Cook the scallops Place the frying pan over a medium heat, allow it to warm through and add a little butter. Place the scallops in the pan, season with a little salt and pepper and brown them on both sides for about a minute. Turn them on their sides to crisp up the bacon. Do not overcook them or they will turn out tough and rubbery! Remove them and place them onto a tray.
  3. Make the garlic butter Add the rest of the butter, along with the shallots and garlic and stir them in. Let it cook for about a minute. Add the lemon juice, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and remove the pan from the heat.
  4. Serve Carefully remove the toothpicks and place the scallops onto a serving plate. Dress each one by spooning the garlic butter over. Serve them as an irresistible appetiser at your next dinner party.

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