Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Asparagus and Garlic Herb Butter Sauce

What do you make for dinner when nothing sounds refreshing enough?




BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS with ASPARAGUS and GARLIC HERB BUTTER SAUCE
1 pound large fresh sea scallops
1/2 pound bacon (not too fatty)
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons safflower oil
Fresh ground pepper
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix oil, lemon juice, vinegar and pepper in small bowl.
  • Pour over scallops and marinate in refrigerator for about an hour.
  • Wrap each scallop with 1/2 strip of bacon. Keep together with toothpick or put 3-4 on each skewer.
  • Bake 7-10 minutes or until cooked through and bacon is crisp. I would normally broil them, but MIL's broiler decided to quit on me.
CREAMY GARLIC SAUCE
2 heaping teaspoons minced garlic, jar
4 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • In a small skillet cook garlic in butter over low heat until garlic is golden.
  • Put in blender or food processor.
  • Add mayonnaise and pepper; process until smooth.
  • Great on ALL fish and vegetables!
I use the left over sauce to roast potatoes another day.

STEAMED ASPARAGUS
  • Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
  • Trim the dry ends off of the asparagus. If the spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler.
  • Place them in the top half of the steamer pan set.
  • Steam for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus, or until asparagus is tender.
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2 comments:

Kristen said...

I started salivating as soon as I read the title of this post. What a fabulous meal!

A Year on the Grill said...

These are great on a grill as well. I love to grill asparagus, and the bacon wrapped scallops are on my list to grill.