(NC) The stress of entertaining can get in the way of making the most of time with friends and family. To make sure your summer festivities go off without a hitch, here are some stress-free entertaining tips:
Whenever possible, prepare food in advance. Purchase, chop and marinate the evening before to ensure that everything is organized when guests arrive.
Keep it simple. Great meals aren’t always complicated. Look for recipes that include simple, fresh and high quality ingredients.
Fire up the grill and try something new. Cooking seafood on the barbecue adds new flavour and texture to the perfect summer dish.
Try this delicious and easy recipe for grilling bacon-wrapped sea scallops from world-renowned chef, Stefan Czapalay. As the executive chef for Clearwater Seafoods, Stefan is an expert in preparing seafood for every occasion.
Rosemary Maple Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops
1 package Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops
1 cup maple syrup
4 tsp rosemary (finely chopped)
Thaw Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops in package for 15-20 minutes before cooking.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Prepare sauce by combining maple syrup and finely chopped rosemary.
Simmer for 2 minutes and let cool.
Fold a 25-inch piece of foil in half. Spray one side generously with cooking spray.
Place foil on grill greased side up and place scallops on foil (do not crowd.)
Grill, lid down for 12-15 minutes, turning frequently, or until bacon is crisp and scallops are cooked.
During the last 30 seconds, brush liberally with maple rosemary glaze.
Let stand for a few minutes before serving.