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Grilled Scallops & Jamón

By Big Green Egg

This recipe couldn’t be any easier but still manages to feel like something you'd pull out on special occasions.


This is less a recipe, more a pairing of top-quality ingredients. Try to get the largest, freshest scallops and the best quality jamón – ideally bellota pata negra.

grill the scallops you can season while cooking


Load and light your EGG and set for direct cooking with a Cast Iron Searing Grid or even better a Stainless Steel Grid in place with a Plancha on top. Set to 220°C.

Get the Plancha screaming hot (griddle-side up). Cook the scallops for approximately 3 minutes on each side until just cooked through.

Remove to a serving plate and drape the jamón over the still-hot scallops so that the fat just begins to melt. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.

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