A quick, yet sophisticated dish that not only tastes delicious, but looks restaurant quality. Perfect to impress friends, family, first dates, or just yourself!
Servings: 5 scallops Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 3 minutes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Juice from 1 lime
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 slice of bacon*
- 5 sea scallops
- 1 teaspoon olive oil for cooking
- Peppercorn, crushed
- Lime zest
Step 1: In a medium sized bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, lime juice, salt and pepper.
Step 2: Add scallops to the marinade, cover and place in fridge for 25 minutes.
Step 3: After the scallops have been marinading for 20 minutes, in a pan over medium-high heat, cook the turkey bacon until crispy (I don't care if you don't like bacon crispy, it needs to be nice and crisp to get a good crumble). Remove from pan and place on a paper towel.
Step 4: Heat a pan over medium heat with the 1 teaspoon of olive oil until the oil starts to smoke.
Step 5: Remove scallops from the marinade and place onto the pan. Cook each side for 90 seconds getting a nice sear.
Step 6: Before serving, dip each scallop back into the marinade so the flavors are fresh. Crumble the bacon over each scallop, followed by some crushed peppercorn and lime zest. Serve immediately.
*I don't eat pork (pigs are too cute) so I used turkey bacon, but regular bacon is perfectly fine!