Fish on Friday and a Wet Barbecue Weather Recipe!
Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)
Yes I know, it’s raining and blowing a gale in parts of the UK, and my Fish on Friday post is all about BARBECUES! But, any fish or seafood that can be cooked on a BBQ, can also be cooked inside under a grill, in a griddle pan or in one of those grilling machines, such as a George Forman. And, it was on such a wet day this week that I cooked these “BBQ” scallops and bacon skewers/kebabs. These beautiful wild king scallops were sent to me as part of a BBQ Fish box from Delish Fish to taste and promote the amazing giveaway I am currently hosting for £65 of free BBQ fish to be won, you can join in here: Win £65 worth of Beautiful Fresh Fish for the BBQ delivered to your door for FREE! What I LOVED about the wild king scallops that I was sent as part of the amazing BBQ Fish box was that they still had their corals attached; too many times in supermarkets and food freezer centres, I see scallops on sale with NO corals, and the corals are just so tasty, plus you can get VERY “cheffy” with them if you are lucky enough to have a dehydrator, as you can dry them to use a coral powder to be sprinkled over fishy feasts!
The BBQ Fish box that I received contained an amazing array of super fresh Scottish fish and seafood, all suitable for barbecue cooking as well as GRILLING – in case of bad weather. The box is normally £65 plus delivery, but at the moment, I am running a special discount offer in conjunction with the Giveaway, and you can order one of these boxes for an incredible £55 INCLUDING delivery! To take advantage of this offer, go to the Delish Fish website or phone John on: 01779 477930, or send me an e-mail and I will help put you in contact with John at Delish Fish! Make sure you quote “Lavender and Lovage BBQ Fish Box Discount” as your special code for the reduced price fish box. The BBQ Fish Boxes comprise:
Wild Cod Fillets
Wild Hake Fillets
Wild Herring Fillets
Smoked Kippered Herrings
Hot Smoked Mackerel Fillets
Hot Smoked Peppered Mackerel Fillets
Salmon Fillets/Steaks (various flavours such as Thai, Garlic and Honey Roast)
But back to my skewers/kebabs – these are VERY easy to prepare, and can be pre-prepared up to four hours before you need to cook them. The scallops sit in a fabulous lemon and herb marinade and the same marinade can be used for basting throughout the cooking…….allow one skewer per person for an elegant and tasty starter, or really push the boat out and serve two skewers per person for a light luncheon dish, served with a big fresh side salad. If the weather is wet, just pop these skewers under a got grill, or cook them in a griddle pan or grilling machine……easy peasy! The delicious scallops that I used (as shown in the photos), were part of my tasty BBQ Fish Box, and I have LOTS more amazing recipes to come over the next few weeks, all cooked with the fish and seafood that was in my box of fish…..so, here is my Fish on Friday offering for this wet and windy June day, Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)…..DO try them out, and if you cook them let me know how they went down! See you later, have a wonderful Friday…..Karen.
As this recipe contains herbs in the marinade, I am entering this into my Herbs on Saturday recipe challenge. You can join in too, just add any recipe that you have made at any time throughout the week, here: Herbs on Saturday