Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Pesto Mayonnaise


Everyone Can Cook EverythingWrapping scallops in prosciutto offers a more intriguing, Italian-style taste, and is a less fatty alternative to streaky bacon.

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes


  • ½ cup (125 mL) mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) store-bought or homemade pesto
  • salt, white pepper and lemon juice to taste
  • 12 large sea scallops
  • 6 paper-thin slices prosciutto, each cut in half lengthwise
How to Make It
  1. Combine the mayonnaise, pesto, salt, pepper and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. Cover and set aside in the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).
  3. Wrap a half piece of prosciutto around the outer edge of each scallop.
  4. Secure with a toothpick, if necessary. Place on a nonstick or parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just cooked through.
  6. Arrange on appetizer plates or a platter, with a bowl of the mayonnaise alongside for dipping.

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