The waters around Guernsey are bursting with succulent sea food. None more so than Guernsey scallops. Try this mouth watering recipe with what I consider the king of all shellfish – Guernsey Scallops.

Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cook Time : 5 minutes
Total Time : 20 minutes
Serves : Use 3 scallops per person for starter or 5 per person as a main course


  • 3 fresh Guernsey Scallops – per person (5 for main course)
    (Ask the fishmonger to remove the scallops from the shells, or open and clean them yourself.)
  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon – per person (5 for main course)
  • Salt & pepper
  • Bunch rocket
  • A little butter and olive oil mixed


  1. Gently melt the oil & butter, being careful not to burn it.
  2. Dry the cleaned Scallops, season and pop them into the oil mix.
  3. Turn up the heat and cook for about 1/2 a minute on either side.
  4. Remove from the heat and roll in the bacon, pinning with a cocktail stick.
  5. Return to the pan and cook gently until the bacon is cooked
  6. Serve warm with salad or rocket.