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Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops

June 22, 2011

I am having such a great summer so far. Lots of travel, work, fun and family time… and more to come. This gives me a huge smile. In celebration, I thought I would share this perfect recipe for summer. These Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops are a fun twist on a great appetizer or main dish. These are simple to prepare: under 30 minutes from start to finish. They are so light, healthy and fresh, so what more can I say? I made these recently for a party, and everyone went nuts. Cheers to summer!

Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
2 large zucchini
11/2 pounds large sea scallops, tough muscle removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Preparation
1. Using a horizontal vegetable peeler or mandoline, slice zucchini into ribbons 1/8-inch thick. Wrap 1 ribbon around each scallop. Thread 2 or 3 wrapped scallops on small skewers or large toothpicks.

2. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high (350°F to 400°F). Brush scallops with oil and drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.

3. Place scallops on grill. Grill 4 minutes per side or until opaque, turning once. Remove from grill, sprinkle with parsley, and serve.



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21 Responses to “Zucchini-Wrapped Scallops”
Jeanette says:
June, 22 2011at 09:56 pm
Alison, love how simple this healthy summer recipe is, perfect for the lazy days of summer!
Erica says:
June, 22 2011at 08:15 am
These look wonderful. I am putting them on my grocery list now
June, 22 2011at 08:16 am
Love this idea, Alison! We love scallops and zucchini, I think I'll have to try these this weekend. YUM
Amy says:
June, 22 2011at 08:16 am
Huge wow Alison!
Sarah says:
June, 22 2011at 08:16 am
Great idea. Why have I not thought of this before? I bet it would work with shrimp too
Michael says:
June, 22 2011at 08:32 am
Fabulous Alison. We can use this recipe idea in Italy in our restaurant
Sherri says:
June, 22 2011at 08:40 am
Can't wait to hear what trip you have coming up next
Patti says:
June, 22 2011at 08:54 am
So healthy and summery. Love this one
June, 22 2011at 09:16 am
Love it! And love the short ingredient list
June, 22 2011at 09:29 am
How brilliant is this!?! I always feel left out when people serve bacon wrapped scallops. I just love this! I bet I could also try it with thin pieces of eggplant.
Kalyn says:
June, 22 2011at 09:58 am
Oh wow, absolutely love this idea!
June, 22 2011at 10:47 am
Cheers! That looks so impressive! Great idea for a party! :-)
Carolyn says:
June, 22 2011at 01:35 pm
Oh, I love this, a nice little change from the less healthy bacon wrapped version. Yum!
June, 22 2011at 02:08 pm
Love this idea, Alison! Just wish I'd seen it sooner - I could have used it for tonight's dinner party :-)
Maria says:
June, 22 2011at 05:28 pm
Great way to use up summer zucchini!
June, 22 2011at 06:04 pm
Simple and delicious is for me!
Marla says:
June, 23 2011at 08:35 am
Alison, these scallops are such a great idea. We are all about the grill these days :)
Chris says:
June, 23 2011at 08:39 am
I'm totally making these this weekend. Yes, I'll miss the bacon, but the zucchini pile is already threatening to crush us in the pantry. Plus I get to use my mandoline. Danger in the kitchen!
June, 23 2011at 08:51 am
Oh yes, this is a recipe for me! Thanks for this post. The Souper
June, 23 2011at 02:22 pm
What a great idea for scallops! Love it!
June, 26 2011at 12:21 pm
Despite my personal rule not to buy seafood on Sunday, these will be mine tonight!

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