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At Dirk's
we carry many additional items to complete and complement your favorite recipe such as:
- Select Fresh   
- Fresh Breads
- Fresh Chips &
- Parchment Paper
    (by the sheet)
- Seafood Utensils
and more.....

 Grilled Sea Scallops
  • We love the crispy crust and the creamy center of a perfectly grilled scallop and you will too. Eat them as a main course, on a salad or even in a sushi roll. Quick and easy, here are a couple of recipe options.
  • When you purchase sea scallops be sure that they are "dry pack". This means that they are not soaked in a chemical bath to retain water. A sure sign of treated scallops is if they are  sitting in a white liquid in the pan. Good scallops should be clean and a little tacky to the touch. These dry scallops can even be used raw for sushi which means you really can't under cook your scallops while grilling.
  • When marinating dry scallops, keep in mind that they are like sponges and really soak up a liquid, only marinate for about 15 minutes to 1/2 hour at most.

  • 1/2 pound sea scallops per person

Marinade I

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon zest
  • herbed sea salt

Marinade II

  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • Pick your marinade of choice, use the ones above or one of our fresh marinades. Whichever you chose, marinate scallops for no more than 1/2 hour at room temp.
  • Mix all ingredients together with scallops. You may grill them individually or double skewer them.
  • Prepare grill, it should be medium high. Using tongs, place scallops on hot grill, rotate after 2 to 3 minutes per side.


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