Better-than-Bacon: Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with a Balsamic Blackberry Sauce

Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

The contrast of the salty prosciutto and the sweet blackberry sauce was perfectly balanced in this appetizer and is one I’ll make again and again. We bought some fresh scallops from Mad Dog Crabs while we were there to pick up some fresh crab for our Crab Boats. These were very quick and easy to prepare.

Scallops with Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle
Seves 4 as an appetizer.


  • 4 slices prosciutto, sliced lengthwise
  • 8 large scallops
  • 2 Tbsp best quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Cherry Point Vineyard Blackberry wine
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup EV Olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Wrap the scallops with the prosciutto and secure with a toothpick. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 375 F. for 15 minutes or until the scallops are opalescent. Be careful not to over cook. They will continue to cook slightly after being removed from the oven.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, blackberry wine, sugar and pepper. Slowly whisk in the oil. Plate the scallops and drizzle the blackberry sauce over the top.
  4. Prosciutto Wrapped Scallops with Blackberry Balsamic Drizzle

  5.  Variation: Marinate fresh blackberries, sliced strawberries or other fresh berries in the balsamic-wine sauce and arrange on top of the warm scallops. Serve immediately.

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2 Responses to Better-than-Bacon: Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with a Balsamic Blackberry Sauce

  1. Chantal says:

    Made these for dinner on Thursday night and they were absolutely delicious! I didn’t have the blackberry wine but I had some frozen blackberries left in the freezer from last year so I reduced 1/4 cup in a pot with the sugar, strained them, added the balsamic and reduced further until a syrup consistency and then added the oil, salt and pepper and it turned out great. Definitely adding this one to my favorites! Very yummy!

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