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Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops

This one's very quick to prepare for a tasty but impressive dish. One friend whipped this up as an impromptu dish. She had invited us over for dinner but had forgotten my boyfriend didn't eat beef. He figured he'd just eat more of the side dishes but she emerged from the kitchen 10 minutes later with prosciutto and scallops. Yum!

small photo of prosciutto-wrapped scallops

If you're starting with frozen scallops, let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

1 pound scallops (thawed, if previously frozen)
4-5 slices of prosciutto [or substitute in bacon]
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon olive oil
freshly ground black pepper to taste

  1. Cut each slice of prosciutto into 3 strips lengthwise. (If you're using bacon instead, you'll probably want to fry them up a bit so they're mostly cooked but still flexible enough to wrap around the scallops. Oh and you probably don't need to cut the bacon into thinner strips.)
  2. Pat the thawed scallops dry as much as you can. Wrap a strip of prosciutto around the sides of each scallop and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until the butter has melted.
  4. Saute the minced garlic briefly until the garlic starts smelling good. (just barely starting to brown)
  5. Add the scallops to the pan. Cook the scallops about 3 minutes each side. Sprinkle with a bit of pepper while it's cooking. (Do not overcook or the scallops will be tough and chewy)
  6. When done cooking, transfer to a paper towel to drain briefly and remove toothpicks to serve.

bigger photo of prosciutto-wrapped scallops

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i love prosciutto and choose dishes just because it is included.

mmm...I'm with you on the prosciutto. I was thrilled when I started seeing it as a pizza topping. Nice user icon! Is it new?

Hi! Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

E-mailed this link to my boyfriend; I think we've found dinner! <attempts to mop up her poor drool-drenched keyboard>

AngelVixen :-)

*grin* I hope you two enjoy this dish!

We ended up making two of your other recipes instead (since *good* scallops seem to be hard to find these days; we were so upset o.O), but I have this filed away for the first possible opportunity.

Mm, scallops.

AngelVixen :-)

We did bacon wrapped scallops on the grill grate last weekend! They were delicious.

mmmm...I bet that tasted amazing on the grill.

omg! *drool drool* Nice photo! ♥

That looks soooo good! Nom, nom.

Your food pics make me sooooo ready to come back to the states...

zomg real food.. nomnomnomnom

well if you get up in my part of the country, you must come over for dinner! (or we'll take you out for real food) Seriously...one of the items on my giant To-Do list is to meet one of my online friends in person.

My mom does a similar thing with oysters and bacon (calls them "Angels on Horseback" - I have no idea why), but she broils them in the oven rather than saute them. I'm sure it'd work either way.

I just heard that "angels on horseback" name for that dish a few months ago from another LJ friend. What an odd name for the dish. I've never had that dish but I want to try it now.

Someone over on ooking recommended your livejournal for dishes, and I'm so glad she did! I've been looking for a nice scallop recipe and this looks wonderful!

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