Grilled Ponzu Marinated Scallop Lollipops

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 stalks lemongrass, white part finely minced, green part cut into 2 1/2-inch skewers and soaked in water

4 scallions finely sliced, save a little for garnish

1 cup ponzu

1 tablespoon toasted whole green peppercorns

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon naturally brewed soy sauce

12 large sea scallops (U-8's), prepped and halved into disks


  1. Preheat a cleaned, oiled grill.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the minced lemongrass, scallions, ponzu, peppercorns, sugar, and soy. Add the scallops and marinate for 8 minutes before cooking.
  3. Remove scallops and lay them on a flat surface. Skewer each one with the soaked lemongrass. Season lightly with salt and on the hottest part of the grill cook the scallops for only 1 minute a side.
  4. If available, lay out washed whole scallions and lemongrass stalks on a plate in a fan shape. Top with "lollipops".
  5. Beverage: Veuve Clicquot Blanc de Blanc or DVX