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Bacon & Caper Topped Scallops | virginia is for hunter-gatherers

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bacon & Caper Topped Scallops

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After spending the day with The Domestic Man a couple of weeks ago, he inspired me with his talk of seared scallops.  With a photo result and the idea of delicious scallops and bacon in my mind, I went to town on a version of my own.  We had purchased capers for another recipe, and I have always loved how they paired with salmon and salads.

All that being said, these came out great.  Especially cool is that they only require 5 ingredients, so you won't have to go raid Whole Foods to make this delicious dish.

Ingredients
1.5 lbs scallops
1/4 C ghee
1 Tbsp capers
3 strips bacon
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste (optional)

Method
Cut bacon into thin strips, and fry on medium-high heat for 4-6 minutes, until browned and slightly crispy.  Remove bacon from pan but leave grease for cooking the scallops.

Rinse scallops and pat dry with a paper towel.  Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper, if you wish to.

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 Sear scallops for 30-40 seconds per side, or until golden brown.  Be careful not to overdo it, as scallops can quickly turn into rubber erasers if overcooked.

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In a small saucepan, heat up the ghee, capers, lemon juice, and bacon for 7-10 minutes on medium heat.  When finished, spoon over scallops and serve.

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And as always, enjoy!

1 comments:

canadagirleatspaleo.com said...

The photos are beautiful and you make scallops looks delicious. I'm trying to make myself like more seafood...bacon topped seafood sounds like a good place to start!

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