Bacon Jam Scallops
prep time10 mins
cook time15 mins
total time25 mins
1 Puff Pastry Sheet, thawed
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/2 cup Bacon Jam, at room temperature
8 large scallops
fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon scallions, chopped for garnish
Maldon Sea Salt, for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Unroll Puff Pastry Sheet and cut into 16 equal size squares. Place 1 inch apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg and heavy cream. Baste lightly on each Puff Pastry square.
Bake for 13-15 minutes or until Puff Pastry is light brown. Remove from oven and using the back of a spoon, create a well in each square. Set aside.
Clean scallops and dab dry with a paper towel. Liberally season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat until nearly smoking. Add butter.
As soon as the butter has melted, add scallops. Sear on each side for 2-3 minutes or until lightly brown.
Remove scallops and cut in half horizontally.
Equally divide Bacon Jam between each Puff Pastry square. Top with a half scallop, chopped scallions, and a light sprinkle of Maldon sea salt.
Serve hot and enjoy!