Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops

A bunch of prosciutto-wrapped scallops cooking on a grill.
This recipe is provided by Dipper's Backyard BBQ Wars

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops are seasoned simply with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then grilled for a crisp outside and tender center. These work perfectly as an appetizer, finger food, or a side dish to a seafood entrée.

Be careful not to overcook the scallops. They only need to cook for a few minutes on each side, otherwise, they will become tough and chewy. The prosciutto also cooks quickly, so it can be browned easily in the time it takes to cook the scallops.

The flavor profile can be tweaked by changing up the seasoning to a basic seafood rub, lemon pepper, or dill-based seasoning blend. A mild glaze can also be added but works better with something sweet rather than spicy.

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Pile of prepared prosciutto-wrapped scallops awaiting to be grilled.
Once all the prosciutto-wrapped scallops are prepared they are added at the same time to the preheated grill.
A single prosciutto-wrapped Scallop being held up by its toothpick.
Prosciutto-wrapped scallops make a great finger food or appetizer.
A bunch of prosciutto-wrapped scallops cooking on a grill.
Space out the prosciutto-wrapped scallops on the grill to allow the heat to circulate around them.
Raw prosciutto-wrapped scallops have just been placed on the grill to cook.
If you are concerned about the toothpicks burning soak them in water prior to grilling.
Almost cooked prosciutto-wrapped scallops on a grill.
The prosciutto-wrapped scallops are cooked when the prosciutto is browned and the scallop soft.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

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This recipe is provided by Dipper’s Backyard BBQ Wars.
A bunch of prosciutto-wrapped scallops cooking on a grill.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops are seasoned simply with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then grilled for a crisp outside and tender center.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
CourseAppetizer
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodGrill
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Ingredients

  • 12 scallops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 pieces prosciutto

Equipment

  • 12 toothpicks
  • grill

Directions

  • Preheat a grill for direct high heat, about 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).
  • Season the scallops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Wrap each scallop with a piece of prosciutto and hold it in place with a toothpick.
  • Grill for about 2 minutes per side or until the prosciutto gets a little brown color. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 196mgCalcium: 3mgVitamin A: 2IUPotassium: 98mgCholesterol: 13mgCalories: 44kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 1gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 1gIron: 1mg

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