Grilled Sesame Scallops
Courtesy of Kalofagas — Greek Food & Beyond
12 sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
12 Cremini mushroom caps
12 wooden skewers
3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
zest of 1 lime
juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp. grated ginger
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt
sesame seeds for garnish
Fill a container with some water and place your wooden skewers in and allow to soak for a couple of hours.
In a large bowl, add your sesame oil, lime zest, ginger, garlic, chives and black pepper and whisk to mix. Adjust according to your tastes and set aside some of the marinade to pour over your grilled scallops.
Add your scallops to the bowl and marinade for 1 hour (room temp.) or a couple of hours in the fridge. When you're ready to grill, Add the juice of 1/2 lime into the marinade and toss the mixture and place your scallops and mushroom cap alternately on the soaked skewers.
Season your skewers with coarse sea salt and grill on high heat for 2-3 minutes a side.
Pour over the reserved marinade as a finishing sauce and and serve immediately.