Grilled Scallops with Prosciutto and Lime

A delicious, elegant starter.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Grilled Scallops with Prosciutto and Lime

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    Ingredients

    18 sea scallops 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tbsp chopped basil, parsley, and/or chives, plus more for garnish
    2 limes 2 oz thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
    2 tbsp butter, melted

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total:
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    • 1

      Trim the small white muscle from the side of each scallop. Place 3 scallops in each of 6 scallop shells or ramekins. Season with salt and pepper.

    • 2

      Cut 1 lime into 6 wedges and set aside. Combine the butter, the juice of the remaining lime, the garlic, and basil. Divide evenly among the scallops. Sprinkle with the prosciutto strips.

    • 3

      Preheat the broiler. Broil the scallops in the shells for about 5 minutes, until they turn opaque. Sprinkle with additional herbs. Serve immediately with the lime wedges.

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