Grilled Sea Scallops
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 undercook 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
extra virgin olive oil
herbed sea salt
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 choose, 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.