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Scallop Bacon Burger

Scallop Burger

Delicious, scrumptious, succulent, mouth watering, do I have your attention???
These are just a few of the words to describe the Scallop Bacon Burger… it was truly amazing!
Somethings just go together, you know, they are meant to be……like Tim and I , but thats another story.
Bacon…well it goes with almost anything. Perfect for scallops. The first time I had scallops they were wrapped in bacon and served as an appetizer. I thought they were so elegant and sophisticated…..it didn’t take much to impress my younger self. I did not grow up in a hoitty-toitty family….we were serious down-home goobers. I grew into my hoitty-toitty ways. Although still a goober at heart…… I used to tease my Mom that I must have been switched at birth, and that my rich family was looking for me. Seriously I have the best family ever and miss my Mom everyday.

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Back to the scallops……if you have never tried them DO!!! They are sweet, tender, mild, succulent, moist, and juicy….if prepared correctly. The secret is do not over-cook them…..they turn into rubber pucks…tasty rubber pucks, but rubber pucks all the same!
Last year we made Asparagus and Scallops… a beautiful dish with a white wine sauce. Scallops and asparagus go together. I am starting to see a pattern. Bacon goes with scallops, and scallops go with asparagus…….
Hollandaise sauce goes with bacon….which goes with scallops which goes with asparagus ……wow it’s like six degrees of Kevin Bacon…..its a parlour game based on the “six degrees of separation” concept, which assumes that any two people on Earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart.

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Only I don’t have six ingredients, I only have five…..so, I got to the Scallop Bacon Burger a little quicker.
The last thing was a bun…..what else but a ciabatta……Ciabatta means ‘slipper’ in Italian and describes the appearance of this oval, flattish yeast bread with an open texture and a crisp, floury crust, which toasts beautifully. Which is what I did with it. I used my toaster with its handy bagel setting….only toasts one side of the bread……brilliant!

This sandwich comes together quickly, but looks like it took a master chef and a crew of ten……ok, that is a little exaggeration, but you get the idea.
Quick step by step……cook the bacon, cook the scallops ( same pan), cook asparagus ( same pan), make hollandaise, toast ciabatta. Pile the bacon, asparagus, and scallops on toasted bread and ladle on the hollandaise ………done!
You now have your self a beautiful, quick, easy, delicious, scrumptious, succulent, mouth watering………Scallop Bacon Burger……Do I still have your attention?

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