Bacon and Scallops have always been good friends, a tried and tested combination I’m sure many of you have tried before. Only this time, try it in a sandwich. Salty, smoky, chewy bacon meets sweet, succulent scallop, wedged in doorstep slices of the softest white loaf. This will make you raise your eyebrows I’m sure – that was my reaction when I first heard of it. But trust me, it’s good. Better than good. It’s ‘Up There’ with the All Time Top Weekend Breakfasts.
Don’t mess around with crap bacon for this. It’s got to be good quality and thick cut. I had some of my favourite smoked molasses bacon from Brixton Village Market, and some very fine hand dived scallops from Moxon’s Fishmonger, roe still intact.
The choice of bread is also important – you want a super soft white loaf – cut thick enough to hold everything in place as you munch away. After frying the bacon, I quickly seared the scallops and roe in the same pan, adding a little butter. Once cooked I let the scallops rest, and wiped the pan clean with one slice of the sandwich bread before assembling the tastiest sandwich ever. Enough said.