A different version of the commonly seen appetizer of scallops wrapped in bacon. Using prosciutto allows for the subtle flavors of this meat to come through without overpowering the wonderful flavor of the scallops. I serve this for guests as an appetize
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound large scallops
- 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons white wine
Wrap each scallop with a thin slice of prosciutto and secure with a toothpick.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the scallops into the pan, and cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Season each side with pepper as it is cooking. Once each side has been fried, sprinkle the white wine over the scallops, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
Remove the scallops from the pan to drain on paper towels. When slightly cooled, transfer to a serving tray, and remove the toothpicks to serve.