Seared Scallops With Bacon And Other Valentine’s Day Recipes


Valentine's Day recipes from top food bloggers

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there are lots of romantics out there, sharing recipes that are perfect for a cosy night in with the one you love. What’s your ultimate romantic recipe? Here’s our favourite starter dish for Valentine’s Day – seared scallops with bacon. Of course, you could serve it with some crusty bread or creamy mash if you want to turn it into a main dish.


60g of bacon

6 scallops, shelled and trimmed

A knob of unsalted butter

75 ml semi-skimmed milk

olive oil

a few sprigs of fresh sage

½ a lemon


1. Roughly chop the bacon

2. Score the scallops with crosses on one side and season with a pinch of sea salt.

3. Heat some live oil in a frying pan and add the bacon. Fry it for two minutes,

4. Add the sage leaves to the frying pan and cook for a minute.

5. Add the butter and the scallops, cut-side down, to the pan. Cook for around two and a half minutes, or until golden, turning them half way and squeezing lemon juice onto them in the last 30 seconds of cooking.

share your valentine’s recipes…

Following on from our healthy recipe link up last month, we want you to share your recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Add your link below and we will share all of the posts on Twitter or Facebook over the next few weeks.


Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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