This is the simplest and most delicious recipe I've found for scallops...the flavors of the plank are perfect for the tender scallops, adjust cooking time according to size of your scallops. Somtimes I also like to place fresh sprigs of herbs on plank under scallops to add a different dimension of flavor.
- Soak wood plank in water or other juice/herb mixture for a minimum of an hour (or use my trick and pull a pre-soaked plank out of the freezer -- see my recipe!).
- Place thawed scallops in a bowl and toss with lime juice, wine and spice. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Light grill. When grill is ready, place wood plank on grill. After three minutes, flip plank. Place scallops on plank, close grill and let cook for about 10 minutes (depending on size of scallops!).
- Remove scallops from grill and serve.
- **Remember - food will continue to cook on plank after removed from grill, so adjust time according to your food!**.
- Sometimes, I wrap scallops with proscuitto and hold proscuitto in place with partially stripped rosemary "toothpicks" for a different flavor -- yummy!
I love the idea of freezing the soaked planks to have them on hand. Terrific time saver. Recipe sounds delish!!
This made for a wonderfully smokey tasting scallop. I had to add some garlic to the marinade! I did use the rosemary this time for the recipe, but I think I might change to a milder spice next time. I made this for PAC Spring 2009!