Fish on Friday and a Wet Barbecue Weather Recipe! Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Fish on Friday and a Wet Barbecue Weather Recipe!

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

BBQ Fish Box

BBQ Fish Box

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!

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

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
Wild Scallops
Salmon Fillets/Steaks (various flavours such as Thai, Garlic and Honey Roast)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

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.

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Serves 2 to 4
Prep time 3 hours
Cook time 6 minutes
Total time 3 hours, 6 minutes
Allergy Fish
Meal type Appetizer, Lunch, Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Misc Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party
By author Karen S Burns-Booth
An easy to prepare and tasty barbecued scallops and bacon skewer/kebab recipe; the scallops are marinaded in a lemon and herb oil before cooking over the coals. When the weather is bad, these can be cooked under a grill, in a griddle pan or in a grill machine making the recipe an all year around seafood treat!

Ingredients

  • salt and black pepper

marinade

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • handful of chopped fresh parsley
  • handful chopped fresh chervil
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon

skewers

  • 16 fresh king scalllops (with corals)
  • 4 to 6 rashers of streaky bacon (or cured ham such as Parma ham or Serrano ham)
  • fresh lemons (to serve)

Note

An easy to prepare and tasty barbecued scallops and bacon skewer/kebab recipe; the scallops are marinaded in a lemon and herb oil before cooking over the coals. When the weather is bad, these can be cooked under a grill, in a griddle pan or in a grill machine making the recipe an all year around seafood treat!

Directions

Step 1 Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl or container that has a lid. Put the scallops and their corals in to the marinade and mix well, cover and allow to marinade for up to 3 to 4 hours in the fridge.
Step 2 When you are ready to cook the skewers/kebabs, light your Barbecue or grill, if the weather is bad. (These skewers can also be cooked in a griddle pan or a George Forman machine too) Take the scallops out of the fridge 30 minutes before cooking and allow to come to room temperature.
Step 3 Cut or tear the bacon or ham into small strips, you need about 3 nice sized pieces to thread between the scallops.
Step 4 Thread the scallops and their corals onto pre-soaked bamboo skewers, or metal skewers, alternating the scallops with the bacon pieces, scrunching the bacon up. Use 4 scallops per skewer per person.
Step 5 Cook the skewers over hot coals for about 3 minutes each side, or in a griddle pan or under a grill. Keep basting the skewers with the marinade.
Step 6 Serve one skewer per person with a side salad or other seasonal vegetables and bread, perfect as a starter or a light lunch.
Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

Herb Marinated BBQ Scallop & Bacon Skewers (Kebabs)

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

 

What would you cook with the BBQ Fish Box?

Do you like fish and seafood in the BBQ and what is your signature dish?

Comments

  1. says

    That is just fabulous Karen. I adore scallops, I may have mentioned this before :-p and they go so well with bacon, perfect barbeque dish or just something to make it feel a bit like summer!

  2. says

    Now Karen… shellfish and bacon are one of my most favourite combos. Prawns wrapped in bacon in fact is wonderful but scallops and bacon… Wowzers!!! Now I’m off to win that fish!

  3. Maya Russell says

    Looks delicious. I’m not a scallop person so would probably have chicken instead which is also great with bacon.

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