Scallops with Bacon and Scallions

Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 5 slices bacon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 18 sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or vegetable oil, 2 turns of the pan
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • Crab dip, store bought
  • Asparagus spears, blanched
  • 1 crusty baguette, sliced at bakery counter
Directions
  • Crisp bacon in frying pan, under broiler or in microwave, whichever you prefer. Work on the dip while bacon cooks. When bacon is crisp, drain and chop. Set aside.

  • Preheat a nonstick pan over high heat for scallops.

  • Season scallops with salt and pepper. To very hot skillet, add 1 tablespoon oil, 1 turn of the pan, then place 9 scallops in the pan, an inch apart. Sear scallops 2 minutes on each side or until caramelized and opaque. Transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil. Repeat with remaining scallops.

  • To serve, top scallops with chopped bacon bits and scallions by scattering them evenly over the plattered scallops. Place party picks in a shot glass or small dish and set them on/near platter. Place the crab dip on a large serving platter or board and surround with asparagus spears and sliced baguette, for dipping and spreading.


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