Warm salad of scallops & bacon

Warm salad of scallops & bacon

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Prep: 40 mins Cook: 6 mins - 8 mins


Serves 8

A hot grill is the key to success here - crisp bacon and a succulent scallop. A classic that everyone should try

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal231
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein26g
  • salt1.79g
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  • 24 scallops


    Skol-ips, Skal-ips

    This is the bi-valve shellfish with a flat, fanned bottom shell and domed fan shaped upper shell…

  • 8 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 12 thin slices streaky bacon
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tsp chopped caper
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 4 tbsp chopped parsley



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 1 head curly endive


  1. Wash and dry the scallops and put them in a bowl. Mix 2 tbsp of the olive oil and 2 tbsp of the lemon juice in a bowl with a little salt and pepper, then pour over the scallops. Leave for 15 mins, until the scallops have turned white.

  2. Cut each strip of bacon in half across and wrap around a scallop. Secure with cocktail sticks.

  3. Whisk together the remaining 2 tbsp lemon juice with the mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Whisk in the remaining 6 tbsp olive oil until the dressing is thick, then stir in the capers and parsley. Divide the curly endive between 8 serving plates.

  4. Preheat a grill to hot. Lay the scallops in one layer over a lined grill pan. Grill the scallops for 3-4 mins each side, until the bacon is crisp and golden. Put three scallops on each plate and spoon over the dressing.

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24th Feb, 2011
delicious i loved this "give me a cup of tea and i will finnish it off"said gregg wallace
26th Aug, 2008
Nice, although the dressing needed more honey for our tastes. Also served on baby spinach and rocket, nice crisp texture to compliment the scallops.
22nd May, 2008
Very easy and delicious. I served it on a bed of baby spinach with jersey Royals and lightly smoked streaky bacon - and it was very well received. Quantities above not enough if served as a main meal.
22nd Feb, 2008
it is loveley with a little bit of black pudding the flavours are unbeliveable
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12th Feb, 2018
Why does it take 6 hours & 8 mins?
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22nd Feb, 2018
Sorry for the confusion. It should read 6 - 8 mins. We have changed the recipe accordingly.
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