Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

Scallops Cooked on the Fire

Cooking and eating outside is crazy, silly but always fun and makes a meal into a feast.  The food doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated and in fact easier the better for the cook and guests alike because the more time doing the eating, chatting and laughing; the more time everyone is happy.  Who wants a frazzled unhappy cook at the party?  No one.

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by BeachhutcookKeeping it simple, does require one thing and that’s a little bit of planning.  Again, nothing fancy or complicated just knowing what’s to be cooked and when do you want to eat it.  Everything else can just happen.

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

Once the fire is up to temperature, move some coals over to the side and then place the scallops in their shells over.  They will cook quite happily in the embers without much work required.  All you have to do is decide white or rosé wine.

Scallops Cooked on the Fire (Serves 2)

6 fresh scallops with roe attached

6 scallop shells (fishmonger will give these to you)

Olive oil, a trickle

Fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced

Garlic, sliced thinly

Splash of wine

Fresh parsley, finely chopped

In each shell, place one scallop along with a trickle of olive oil, a sliver or two of the chilli and garlic then a splash of wine over.

Place the shells directly over the fire embers – not too hot and leave for 4 minutes until nearly cooked.  Remove from the heat and they will continue to cook in the hot shells while you sprinkle over the parsley.

Don’t throw away those juices, they are like nectar.

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

Beach Cooking: Scallops cooked on the fire by Beachhutcook

2 Comments

  • Reply Karen Burns-Booth 28/09/2016 at 10:06 am

    As usual Elinor, you have me hankering for a cook-out by the sea! I am a HUGE fan of scallops and they look amazing when cooked like this! Karen

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 28/09/2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you xx

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