Balsamic soaked streaky bacon wrapped scallops

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
6 very large sea scallops
60ml aged balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp dark brown granulated sugar
1 clove garlic, crushed
1-cm ginger, thinly sliced
12 slices peppered streaky bacon, halved
1 (250g) tin sliced water chestnuts, drained
1) Heat a slotted grill pan in a preheated 220C/Gas Mark 8 oven.

2) Pat scallops dry and quarter them. Combine the vinegar, granulated sugar, garlic and ginger and marinate the scallops 10 minutes.

3) Arrange the rasher bacon slices in a single layer. On each half-slice of rasher bacon, place 2 slices of water chestnuts. Top with a scallop piece and wrap with the rasher bacon, secure with toothpick. Place scallops on sides, exposed side facing out. Draw garlic and ginger from vinegar and drizzle over scallops then bake 10 minutes, turning once.

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