Scallop Burnt End Bites

Top these Legal Sea Foods scallops over some smoked pork belly burnt ends. This is a true flavor combination that is unbelievably delicious and a must try!

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Scallop Burnt End Bites


  • Legal Sea Foods Dry Day Boat Sea Scallops
  • Legal Sea Foods Garlic Herb Butter
  • Pork belly
  • Butter
  • Honey 
  • Hot Crispy or Hot Chili Oil
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cooking Oil

Pork Belly Instructions:

  • Cube up a pork belly in 1x1 size pieces. 
  • Smoke these at 250 degrees for 2 hours. 
  • Place them into a disposable aluminum tray along with butter, honey, and some brown sugar. 
  • Continue to cook these for 2-3 hours or until they are as tender as can be.
  • These can be made in an oven as well.

Sauce Instructions:

  • Heat up half a stick of butter, as it starts to melt add in 2 tbd of Hot Crispy Oil.
  • Stir and mix this as it heats up to form a sauce.

Scallop Instructions:

  • After defrosting the legal seafood scallops, open the bag and place them on a cutting board.
  • Pat them dry with a paper towel. Once they are dry, cut or trim off the side muscles of the scallops. Season one side of the scallops with salt & pepper.
  • Heat up a cast iron pan (or frying pan) with a neutral smoking point oil such as avocado oil. Get the pan scorching hot (around 450 degrees).
  • Place the seasoned side of the scallops on the pan. While they are sizzling, season the other side with salt & pepper.
  • After 2 minutes, flip the scallops and add the garlic herb compound butter to the pan. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes or until desired temperature.
  • For the Scallop & Burnt End recipe: place a burnt end on a plate, followed by stacking a scallop on top of it. Drizzle the hot crispy oil butter sauce over the creation and enjoy.
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