The Beer Fox says, “Scallops marinated in herbed juices, broiled on skewers, and served on a bed of lightly tossed pasta is a truly ‘grand’ creation.”
Recommended Brew: Orval Trappist Ale, Brasserie d'Orval, Abbaye de Notre-Dame d'Orval, Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium - available through Merchant du Vin Corp., Tukwila, Washington USA
Style: Belgian Pale Ale – Sunset orange in color – A complex Trappist Ale with a firm body, profound hop bitterness, fruity esters, light-citrus bouquet and a dry finish.
2 lbs. scallops, fresh or frozen (thawed)
¾ C. olive oil
6 oz. Orval Trappist Ale
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, split
¼ teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
1 lb. bacon slices
18 grape tomatoes
1 C. fresh whole mushrooms
1 green pepper, cut in 1-inch pieces
1 fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks
Combine olive oil, Orval Trappist Ale, lemon juice, garlic, thyme, Old Bay seasoning, scallops and mushrooms. Marinate 1-2 hours.
Preheat broiler. Drain scallops and mushrooms. Reserve liquid. Begin threading bacon onto skewers, interlacing with scallops, tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, and pineapple.
Brush all with Orval Trappist Ale marinade. Broil 3-4 inches from heat, turning occasionally. Broil about 10 minutes. Scallops should be firm, and bacon crispy.
Serve atop angel hair pasta, simmered in lightly salted water for 7-10 minutes. Gently toss pasta with olive oil, thyme, basil and oregano.
* Health Benefit: Rich in protein, vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper