The scallops can be cut in half horizontally or crosswise to fit into the mushroom caps.
24 medium shiitake mushroom caps (about 1 1/2-inch diameter)
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 medium sea scallops, cut in half (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons commercial pesto
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Arrange the shiitake mushroom caps in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle the pepper into the mushroom caps. Place 1 scallop half into each mushroom cap. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon pesto onto each scallop half. Bake the mushrooms at 450° for 10 minutes or until the scallops are done.