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Scallop Sliders with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise - Recipe

This is an excellent recipe for entertaining. Do not overcook the scallops or they will become rubbery. No time to make the mayonnaise? Cole slaw would also make a good topping for these sliders.
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Scallop Sliders with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise Recipe
For the Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise:
  • Blend all ingredients in food processor except mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Process until cilantro is chopped up finely.
  • Add mayonnaise and process just until blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve. This can be made a few days in advance.
Scallop Sliders:
  • In a large skillet, brown bacon pieces until crisp over medium-high heat. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel.
  • Leaving 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings in the skillet, reduce heat to medium.
  • Season both sides of scallops with salt and pepper. Cook in skillet with bacon drippings, 2 minutes on each side or until seared and opaque. Remove from pan.
  • Slice each scallop into 3-4 layers.
  • Spread rolls with Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise.
  • Layer with bacon pieces, scallops, lettuce and tomato.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
- Cilantro-Lime Mayonnaise:
-3 tablespoons lime juice
-1 clove garlic
-5 dashes hot sauce
-1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
-1/2 cup cilantro
-1 cup mayonnaise
- salt and pepper - to taste
- Scallop Sliders:
-4 pieces bacon - diced
-2 pounds scallops
- salt and pepper - to taste
-8 ciabatta rolls - sliced
-8 pieces lettuce
-1 tomato - sliced