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Scallop and Pesto Crostini

Updated February 23, 2016
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These stylish canapès can also be served as a simple appetizer. Good with a dry white wine.

Prepare ahead: Step 1 can be done in advance.

Makes12 crostini

Preparation Time10 min

Preparation Time - Text10 mins

Cooking Time7 min

Cooking Time - Text7

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCocktail Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Courseantipasto/mezze, hot appetizer

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturecrunchy, rich

Type of Dishcanape/crostini

Ingredients

  • 12 slices Italian bread, such as ciabatta, about ¾ in (2cm) thick
  • ½ garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 sea scallops
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp store-bought pesto
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 12 fresh basil leaves, to garnish

Instructions

Preheat the broiler and position the broiler rack about 6in (15cm) from the source of heat. Broil the bread slices in the broiler until toasted golden on both sides. Rub one side of each slice with the garlic clove. Brush the garlic side of each slice with about 2 tsp olive oil.

Heat the remaining oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the scallops, sprinkle with the lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until cooked through and tender; keep hot.

Spread one half of each toasted bread slice with pesto and the other half with tomato paste.

Cut each scallop in half horizontally and put 1 scallop half on top of each crostini. Grind black pepper over the top. Serve hot, garnished with basil leaves.

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