A great little starter for any dinner party
3/4 cup good quality mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons ground chili paste
1 medium lime, juiced
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
16 Hand dived fishbox scallops, rinsed and dried
1 packet 8 rashers of thinly sliced bacon
freshly ground black pepper
large lettuce leaves, for serving
In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, hot chili paste, lime juice and cilantro; stir well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat your grill. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Wrap each scallop with a piece of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. Place the bacon-wrapped scallops onto the prepared baking sheet and season them with salt and pepper. Cook them under the grill for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked through- turning once mid-way through.
To serve, line a large platter with lettuce leaves and place the bacon-wrapped scallops on top. Serve with a dish of the spicy mayonnaise for dipping.