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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Grilled Scallops

Here's an easy way make grilled scallops. If you want a sauce, reduce some balsamic vinegar until thickened and drizzle it over the scallops before serving.

Grilled Scallops
serves two

Ingredients
12-18 large scallops
juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. oregano
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Method
Rinse scallops in fresh water. Place on paper towels to dry.

Whisk together remaining ingredients. (For best results, mix peppercorns and oregano together and chop fine in chopper-type coffee grinder before adding to marinade.)

Put scallops in gallon-sized ziplock bag and pour marinade in over them. Squeeze air out of bag, seal, and place in refrigerator for 1-4 hours.

Remove scallops from marinade and grill in grill basket for about four minutes per side. Serve immediately, accompanied by risotto, rice or a tossed salad.
M. Zane Grey, 8:08 AM