Charred Scallops wrapped in bacon with red cabbage and apple slaw





200g of Red cabbage finely sliced.

Half red onion finely chopped.

1 Crisp pink lady apple finely.

3 tbs of fresh or bought Mayonnaise.

Squeeze of Lemon juice.

Black pepper 3 turns of pepper mill.

Pinch Sea salt.



  • In a large bowl, mix mayonnaise, red onion, lemon juice, salt and pepper until all blended together.
  • Add the finely sliced cabbage and apple and mix well.
  • Cover with cling film and allow to rest until required in a fridge.



8 Large fresh or frozen Scallops if they are frozen allow to defrost and pat dry with kitchen pepper before wrapping in bacon.

8 slices of Dry cured smoked streaky bacon.

8 Cocktail sticks.


Sea salt.

Black pepper.

Olive oil.



  • Wrap each scallop with 1 strip of bacon securing the open side with a wooden cocktail stick.
  • Brush each white part of the scallop with olive oil, a small pinch of paprika, salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • Heat a grill pan on high heat.
  • Place each scallop into the pan, initially cooking the white (scallop) part for 1 minute, then turn the heat down and cook the bacon by rolling around the pan, this will take about 4 minutes until the bacon is golden brown and starting to char.
  • Turn the scallops onto the white part again to warm through for a few seconds.
  • Remove the cocktail sticks.
  • Drain any cooking liquor to serve with the scallops.
  • Place 2 scallops onto the red cabbage and apple slaw, seasoning to taste and serve.