4 Tips To Prevent My Scallops From Sticking Onto The BBQ Grate

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Scallops may feel fancy, but in no way are these BBQ babies fussy or difficult. In fact, they take just about 3 minutes to cook and even less time to prep (too good to be true, am I right?). However, many may are deterred to BBQ their scallops as it often sticks on the BBQ grate. But fret not, we’re here to share with you 4 simple tips that can help to prevent your scallops from sticking!

1. Dry your scallops with a paper towel

Excess moisture will create steam and cause your BBQ scallops to be stuck on the grates. Thus, you’ll want to use a paper towel to lightly pat dry both sides of your scallops to remove as water/moisture as you can.

2. Coat your scallops with melted butter

To avoid the tender scallops from sticking to the grill we need to coat them with melted butter. Coat your scallop modestly and we mean giving it a nice butter coat such that when you pick it up with a tong, you shouldn’t be seeing butter dripping from it as it may cause flare ups if dripped into the fire.

3. Get your BBQ grill really hot

The key is high (really high) heat. We’re talking about heat above 260 degree celcius. The easiest way to generate high levels of heat is to concentrate the fuel. To do this we recommend using a throwaway aluminium pan to place the coals into. This delivers intense heat to focused area on the cooking surface of the grill.

4. Ensure your BBQ grill is clean

You want to brush off any charred remains from your last BBQ party and give your BBQ grill a good clean before setting it to BBQ your plump scallops. Check out our post on Why You Should Clean Out Your BBQ Grill Regularly and 5 Amazing Hacks To Clean Your BBQ Grill.