Scallop and Salmon Skewers
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slices bacon, about 8 ounces, cut into 3-inch
1 pound skinless salmon fillets, about 1-inch
1 pound sea scallops
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
lemon wedges, garnish
a saucepan two-thirds fill with water and
bring to a boil over high heat. Add the bacon
and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with
cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
your fingers over the salmon fillets to detect
any errant bones; remove and discard any bones
you find. Cut the salmon into 1-inch cubes.
If the small, flat muscle or "foot"
is still attached to the sides of each scallop,
use your fingers or a small, sharp knife to
remove and discard it. Place the scallops
in a bowl with the salmon and add the olive
oil, lemon juice, sage, salt and pepper. Toss
to combine and coat the fish. Cover and refrigerate,
tossing once or twice, for about 30 minutes.
a fire for direct-heat cooking in a grill.
Position the grill rack 4 to 6 inches above
the scallops and salmon from the marinade;
reserve the marinade. Wrap a piece of bacon
around each scallop and each piece of salmon.
Alternate the bacon-wrapped scallops and salmon
on 4 to 6 skewers.
the skewers on the rack. Grill, turning frequently
and brushing two or three times during the
first 4 minutes of cooking with the reserved
marinade, until the bacon is lightly browned
and sizzling and the scallops and salmon are
just opaque throughout, about 8 minutes total.
serve, transfer to a warmed platter and serve
at once with lemon wedges.
Blanching bacon (boiling it briefly in water)
removes some of its fat and salt and tames its
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