Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grilled Sea Scallops with Green Onion Relish and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Take a deep breath. If you enjoy sea scallops grilled combined with the flavor of bacon, this dish will rock your world!  The crispy bacon relish makes a perfect topping for the grilled scallops.

The bacon fat left behind after the bacon is cooked makes for a slightly salty and sweet dressing.


Grilled Sea Scallops with Green Onion Relish and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Serves 4
Recipe from Bobby Flay




Perfectly Grilled Sea Scallops


Ingredients:
1 pound sea scallops (about 20), muscle removed
1/4 cup canola oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
1.  Heat your grill to high
2.  Brush the scallops on both sides with the oil, making sure that they are well coated, and season with salt and pepper.  Place the scallops on the grill and grill until golden brown and slightly charred, about 3 minutes.  Turn over and continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes longer until just cooked through.


Relish and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette


Ingredients:
3 tablespoons olive oil
8-ounces bacon, cut into a small dice
2 green onions, white and green parts, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 shallots, finely diced
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
1.  Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat.  Add the bacon and cook until golden brown and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.  Transfer the bacon to a small bowl, stir in the green onions, and set aside. (Reserve the bacon fat in the pan.)

2.  Increase the heat under the pan to high, add the shallots, and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.  Add the vinegar and sugar, bring to a boil, and cook until the sugar is dissolved.  Remove from the heat, stir in the mustard and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.

3.  Transfer the scallops to a platter, drizzle with the warm bacon vinaigrette, and top each scallop with some of the green onion relish.

Enjoy!



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52 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Scallops have to be our all time favorite seafood and with a warm bacon vinaigrette, this recipe could easily become one we would serve over and over again. Gorgeous photo..
Sam

Recipe for Delicious said...

Oh Velva! Think those would travel well by mail?

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I saw the title in my email inbox: scallops? Bacon??!! I had to check this post out right away even if I had to miss church! (Ok. I don't go to church. I mean I am not even Christian...) I inhaled when I saw the picture. I am in love. IN LOVE DID YOU HEAR ME? (I also do not drink on Sunday mornings even though it may seem as if I were drunk...)

Barbara said...

I love scallops, Velva! Have them at least once a week. But what sold me on your recipe is the bacon vinaigrette! Unusual and delicious. Bacon makes everything better!

Diana (Di) said...

Velva, I happen to have just purchased some scallops. Fortunate that I have found this recipe. It sounds and looks delicious!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Holy cow this looks and sounds amazing!! The photo is stunning, it should be on the cover of a cookbook :) Scallop, bacon, what else do you need?????

Chris said...

This is a stunner. Two things stand out to me. First is the warm bacon vinaigrette, it's one of our house dressings here. Second is I like the bacon on top instead of the traditional bacon wrapped scallops. To me the bacon NEVER is properly cooked on scallops. Your way is much better, Velva!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Scallops and bacon...YUM!

Sage said...

What a great way to prepare and serve scallops. My husband would really go for this; scallops and bacon are his favourite things.

Katerina said...

I loved scallops while I've been in the States. Here in Greece we do not have those sea fruits and I miss them a lot. You cooked them in such a pretty way. I love the flavors you used.

Erica said...

This dish sounds delicious! I love the scallops-bacon combination.

pansy said...

what a joy ! sea food ! scalops ! I love it !tkx for visitunf me ! is a joy to descover your blog !thanks again!

Jennifurla said...

WOW, what a fantastic dish

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love the combination of scallops and bacon. The warm bacon vinaigrette looks amazing!

Julie said...

Beautiful! We love scallops. Add bacon, amazing!

Sandi said...

ohhhh wow does that look good!!!!

Raina said...

Great dish! Scallops grilled are great already and then with your delicious vinaigrette..wow..yum!

Eugenia said...

Very nice recipe! The picture loooks so good!

intuitive eggplant said...

Scallops with bacon is a classic pairing, and rightly so. I really like your take on using a bacon vinaigrette, and that green onion relish looks delectable!

Susi said...

Scallops are one of my very favorites. You went and paired it with a bacon vinaigrette (another favorite ingredient) and I'm in heaven. Looks amazing!

Stella said...

These scallops with scallions and pork seem like a very Asian dish to me, Velva, which I love! I can tell you cooked them perfectly too...

bella roz said...

What a great photo! This dressing is a sure keeper! I've got to make it and know everyone else who tastes this will want the recipe! Roz

Cathy said...

What wonderful flavors you've combined in this lovely scallop dish. Delish.

Dishesdone said...

Looks fantastic! Great flavor combination!

Claudia said...

What a beauty! The warm bacon vinaigrette is just packed with goodness and yet - does not overwhelm the scallops. I will visit this again and again. (Called bookmarking)

brooke said...

OMG... I am licking the screen .. yummy!

Brooke
http://www.momentsofelegance.com

My Little Space said...

I love scallop too, Velva! This looks absolutely delightful. Yumm.... Thanks for the recipe. Have a fabulous day.
Cheers, kristy

Rumana Rawat said...

Awesome and delicious:)

Kim said...

You all are turning into real grilling pros! I love that you enjoy Bobby Flay's recipes so well:)
This recipe sounds to die for. I've never grilled scallops before and can only imagine how wonderful that is. Bacon vinaigrette sounds swoon-worthy!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These look great! I've never made scallops and you are grilling these awesome!! So jealous! I'm coming over for dinner one of these nights!

aipi said...

That looks delicious!! I always love the combo of ingredients you use:)

http://usmasala.blogspot.com

The Japanese Redneck said...

Go ahead and rock my world. Those look absolutely fantastic.

From the Kitchen said...

Thanks to you (and Bobby) for another way to prepare those scallops that we love!

Best,
Bonnie

Pierce said...

I need to take lessons from you on how to plate food..it looks so appealing. Then again, you could toss scallops at me in the air and I'd try and catch them like a dog! Yes, I am a lady :-)

tasteofbeirut said...

Love the idea of scallops paired with bacon!

figtree said...

I will never eat a scallop wrapped in bacon now that I have this YUMMY recipe!!Thanks Velva

theUngourmet said...

Scallops and bacon...oh my! I need this for dinner tonight! ;)

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

The picture alone is rocking my world! I can just imagine what tasting the dish would mean!

teresa said...

oooooh, pure heaven! i bet these are just melt in your mouth already, but then you add bacon! to die for!

We Are Not Martha said...

omg! This sounds and looks just delightful! Perfect for an end of summer meal :) I love scallops!

Sues

rita said...

Oh my lord...my mouth is watering!

Hungry Dog said...

Bacon and scallops are a divine combination. This looks perfect!

5 Star Foodie said...

Beautiful! I love the sound of the warm bacon vinaigrette!

SuziCate said...

Those scallops look incredible. And so do the grilled veggies on the previous post...looks like I need to run to the store because now that's what I want!!!!!

Mimi said...

Great recipe, sweet scallops and salty bacon, a match made in heaven.
Mimi

Cooking Gallery said...

Your scallop dish makes my mouth water...! Looks delish!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What an elegant dish. I love scallops :)
*kisses* HH

Juliana said...

Wow, Velva...scallops and bacon what a great combination, looks SO yummie!

Abby said...

Absolutely beautiful. I absolutely love bacon vinaigrettes, too.

Eliana said...

WOW - this dish would totally rock my world. It looks absolutely amazing!

LindyLouMac said...

I know that fish and bacon work well together, so this must be simply delicious.

Ingrid said...

Mouthwatering!
~ingrid

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