Red Pepper Scallops

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Red Pepper Scallops Red Pepper Scallops Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 lbs large sea scallops
2 tablespoons olive oil
Zest of one lemon
Freshly ground black pepper
4   large red bell peppers





In a bowl, combine the scallops, olive oil, lemon zest, and black pepper to taste. Preheat the broiler or prepare coals for outdoor grilling. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise and remove the stems, seeds, and ribs. If cooking in a broiler, place the peppers cut-side down on a baking sheet.

Broil or grill the peppers until blackened, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper bag, close the top and let steam for 10 minutes. Remove the charred skins and cut the peppers lengthwise into 3/4 inch strips. Wrap a pepper strip around each scallop to cover completely, overlapping the pepper ends. Secure the strips by running a 10-inch metal skewer through the scallop and pepper. Use 6 skewers; add scallops to each skewer until filled. Grill skewers over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until scallops are almost firm to the touch, 1 to 2 minutes on each side.  Alternatively, cook under the broiler for about 3 minutes per side.

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By tammy oshodi on February 20, 2013


hi Paula you know what my favori food is appetizer that why I try to make all your recipes for appetizers thank you so much the red pepper scallops is so yummy I liked merci atcha

By atcha koundia on May 27, 2012


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By Cathy Hinz on February 27, 2012

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