January 24, 2012

Sticky Pancetta Scallops

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The recipe states to wrap each scallop in pancetta; half a rasher per scallop. Bugger to that for these sustainable scallops are tiny. I decide to line up five or six across the pancetta and roll them up that way. Little bacon rolls stuffed with scallops result and coated after cooking with Maple Syrup to make Sticky Pancetta Scallops. Serve with a rocket and spinach salad (topped with capers and slivers of fresh fennel ) and a light meal results. Pour out a decent white wine and you have an ‘event’!

The dressing for the salad is a mix of lemon juice flicked together with double the quantity of olive oil, a teaspoon of Dijon mustard, one of Maple Syrup and one of capers.

Recipe: Sticky Pancetta Scallops

Sticky Pancetta Scallops


Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Sticky Pancetta Scallops

Scallops wrapped in pancetta, fried until crisp and served with a fresh and zingy salad. A great light meal for one.


  • 18 small Coral-less Scallops
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Clark's Maple Syrup
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 rashers pancetta
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Clark's Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp capers
  • Thin slices of fennel
  • Handful of mixed rocket and spinach salad


  • Across the short side of a pancetta rasher line up 5 or 6 scallops, roll up to make a sausage.
  • Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup and capers to make a dressing.
  • Fry the scallop sausages in olive oil until the bacon is crisp. Deglaze the pan with Maple Syrup.

Photos: Sticky Pancetta Scallops

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  1. Jeanne @ CookSister! January 24, 2012

    OMG I only have one question – why have you never served these to me when I visited you??? Gorgeous recipe and photos.

  2. Jenn January 25, 2012

    Wow these look amazing! What an awesome way to prepare scallops.

  3. Rochelle (@AcquiredLife) January 27, 2012

    Geez that looks delicious! I need to find some scallops and maybe use presunto instead of the pancetta (it’s easier to find here) yum!


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