Grilled mexican scallops,with ham and basil

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Serves appx 6 | Prep Time 1 hour | Cook Time 3-4 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

I served this dish at a mexican themed christmas party.

Ingredients You'll Need

18 medium scallops,quarter sized
1 1/2 chipotle peppers,roughly chopped
24 basil leaves
1 1/2 cloves garlic minced
1T olive oil
juice of 3 limes
3 slices ham cut into 18 strips


place pepper,garlic and 6 basil leaves in microwave safe bowl,add 1/2 T olive oilcook full power for 2 minutes,let cool.

Marinate scallopsfor 1 hour in the oil mixture,in refrigerator.

lay out ham strips,add 1 basil leaf on top of each ham strip

roll each scallop in ham/basil.

grill scallops 1-2 minutes per side,until firm,not rubbery.

remove from heat,sprinkle with remaining oil,and lime juice.serve while still warm,as an appitizer,or add rice for a main dish.

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