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Scallops Skewered with Prosciutto

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Categories: Entertaining, Finger Foods, Party Snacks, Quick to fix
Type: Appetizers and Snacks

Prosciutto wrapped around scallops is a perfect flavor combination.

Prep Time: 10M

Cooking Time: 8M

Serves: Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 8 fresh scallops, halved
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 slices prosciutto, halved
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Directions:

  1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Mix the scallops with the oil and lemon juice, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  2. Wrap each scallop half in a piece of prosciutto, then thread onto metal or wooden skewers. Carefully put two scallop halves on each skewer, or fewer depending on their size.
  3. Lay the skewers on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, until the prosciutto starts to crisp. Serve hot with an arugula garnish.
Tips:
  • If serving non-meat eaters, omit the prosciutto and cook the scallops for a few minutes less.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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