Bacon- Wrapped Scallops w/ Spicy Cilantro-Mayonnaise
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 10 min
These make a wonderful appetizer, but they also are great to nibble as a light dinner!
Spicy- Cilantro Mayonnaise:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons ground chili paste
1 medium lime, juiced
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1 1/2 pounds scallops, rinsed and dried
3/4 to 1 pound thin sliced bacon (not center cut), strips cut in half crosswise
sea salt & freshly ground black pepper, large lettuce leaves, for serving
1. Prepare the spicy cilantro mayo: In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, hot chili paste, lime juice and cilantro; stir well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Prepare the scallops: Preheat your oven to 400. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Cook bacon ¾ done. Wrap each scallop with a piece of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped scallops onto the prepared baking sheet and season them with salt and pepper. Bake them for about 8-10 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through- turning once mid-way through.
3. To serve, line a large platter with lettuce leaves and place the bacon-wrapped scallops on top. Serve with a dish of the spicy mayonnaise for dipping.