Howard L. Puckett
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Makes 4 servings

For easier turning on the grill and added rosemary flavor, use two rosemary sprigs as each skewer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine scallops and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes.

Step 2

Pick leaves off 6 inches of one end of each rosemary sprig, leaving the other end intact. Soak rosemary sprigs in water in a shallow dish 20 minutes.

Step 3

Place 2 rosemary skewers side by side, leaving a small space between. Thread 3 scallops onto bare part of rosemary skewers. Repeat with remaining rosemary and scallops. Grill over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Serve on a bed of basmati rice with lemon slices, if desired.

Step 4

Note: For smoky flavor, cut slices of prosciutto in half lengthwise and wrap 1 piece around each scallop before skewering.

Step 5

Wine note: "Soave Classico by Masi ($9) from Italy would do well here. The rosemary highlights floral notes in the wine, while (if using the prosciutto recipe variation) the prosciutto's saltiness and mild gamey flavors are softened. Often served with seafood, Soave is not overbearing, but food-friendly."--Franklin Ferguson, wine director and bar manager, Citrine restaurant, Los Angeles, CA.

Ratings & Reviews

GrandmaKY's Review

tara31
August 02, 2012
I made this tonight. It was delicious. I used garlic olive oil and I made more than it said because I used it also for grilled zucchini and summer squash. I served it over brown rice pilaf. YUMMY and worthy of company. This gives me a way to make scallops for more than 4 because it is too hard to saute enough scallops for a group.

GatorAmma's Review

GatorAmma
September 25, 2011
This is delicious. We added a smoker box with wood chips soaked in wine to the grill. Otherwise we followed the recipe. The taste was fabulous. Definitely something we'll do many times.

tara31's Review

GrandmaKY
July 11, 2010
This is the simplest and most flavorful scallop recipe I've ever made. Followed the recipe except cooked the scallops directly on top of rosemary stems. Fabulous!

Schredder's Review

Schredder
July 27, 2009
Easiest scallop dish I've ever created and definitely one of the most flavorful, especially if you like rosemary. Served it over orzo and it came out very well. Will make again and will make often.