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scallops with crowdie and bacon by larderlove
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5 from 1 vote

Scallops Recipe

Makes 6 party nibble sized servings
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: seafood
Servings: 6
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 2 thin slices of Ayrshire bacon or your favourite
  • 6 scallops in shells
  • 2 tablespoons Light Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Grated zest of ½ lemon
  • 25 g/1oz Crowdie or other soft cheese
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


  • Grill the bacon until crisp and once cool snap into small pieces.
  • De-beard scallops and remove roe. Place the scallops on their half shells on a baking tray.
  • Mix the oil with parsley, lemon zest, ginger, salt and pepper then brush this over the scallops.
  • Grill for 2 minutes at high temperature. Add the cheese and continue grilling for 1 more minute.
  • Top with bacon pieces and a dash of the balsamic vinegar.
  • Serve on a bed of rock salt with tiny forks