Scallops Skewered with Prosciutto

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Scallops Skewered with Prosciutto

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    Ingredients

    8 fresh scallops, halved sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 tbsp olive oil 8 slices prosciutto, halved
    juice of 1 lemon

    directions

    Prep: 10 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      If using wooden skewers, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C). Mix the scallops with the oil and lemon juice, and season with sea salt and black pepper.

    • 2

      Wrap each scallop half in a piece of prosciutto, then thread onto metal or wooden skewers. Carefully put two scallop halves on each skewer, or fewer depending on their size.

    • 3

      Lay the skewers on a baking sheet, and roast in the oven for 5-8 minutes, until the prosciutto starts to crisp. Serve hot with an arugula garnish.

    notes

    If serving non-meat eaters, omit the prosciutto and cook the scallops for a few minutes less.

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