This surf and turf recipe combines two luscious delights: sea scallops and bacon.
It’s also wonderfully child-friendly, so it’s a good choice to serve a mixed generation group.
Choose a mayonnaise made with an oil that’s low in omega-6 fats, such as olive oil, macadamia nut oil, canola oil, or high oleic sunflower oil.
This recipe makes 16 sliders; just divide or multiply the ingredients to make less or more.
Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Sliders
Prep time 15 minutes; Cook time 10 minutes
Makes 16 sliders
2 cups mayonnaise*
*Choose one made with an oil that’s low in omega-6 fats, such as olive oil, macadamia nut oil, canola oil, or high oleic sunflower oil.
- Blend mayonnaise and pimenton in a bowl; set aside.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pan. Stir in onions; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer one minute. Remove from heat and keep warm.
- Wrap each single scallop (or pair) with a cooked bacon slice. Grill or sauté scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side, cooking just until scallops are opaque and bacon is crisp.
- Place buns on grill and lightly toast. To serve, spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on cut side of each bun. Place about 2 tablespoons onions on the bun bottoms, top with a bacon-wrapped scallop and lettuce leaf, then close with bun tops.
Nutrients per serving (1 slider):
299 calories, 21.5g total fat, 5.5g saturated fat, 65% calories from fat, 26mg cholesterol, 5.5g protein, 21g carbohydrate, <1g fiber, 275mg sodium, 6mg calcium and 530mg omega-3 fatty acids.