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Try Out This Unique Pie Iron Scallops and Squash Recipe

Pie irons are more versatile camp cooking tools than you might think. With a little imagination, they’ll turn out more than just toasted cheese sandwiches and makeshift pies. With some Maine seafood, and a little imagination, you can turn out delicious single serving entrees like Pie Iron Scallops an Squash. However, if you don’t have a pie iron available, this recipe works great as a foil packet as well.

Try Out This Unique Pie Iron Scallops and Squash Recipe
 
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Pie irons are more versatile camp cooking tools than you might think. With a little imagination, they’ll turn out more than just toasted cheese sandwiches and makeshift pies. With some Maine seafood, and a little imagination, you can turn out delicious single serving entrees. However, if you don’t have a pie iron available, this recipe works great as a foil packet as well.
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Recipe type: Lunch & Dinner
Cuisine: Camp Cooking
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • Bacon
  • Scallops
  • Small zucchini and/or yellow summer squash
  • Small onion (finely chopped)
  • Garlic (minced – in jar is most convenient)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Real Butter
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon crisp; set aside. Reserve bacon drippings.
  2. Cut squash lengthwise, then slice into half discs slightly less than ¼-inch thick.
  3. Generously butter inside of pie iron.
  4. Add scallops (3-4 if your using large sea scallops, about a dozen if you’re using small bay scallops)
  5. Add a pinch of chopped onion and a pinch of minced garlic.
  6. Fill out space in pie iron with squash slices.
  7. Add about ½ tsp. of reserved bacon drippings for nice smoky flavor.
  8. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  9. Close up pie iron and cook over campfire coals, grill, or camp stove on low.
  10. Move and turn frequently until steam is coming from sides of pie iron. Turn carefully to avoid too much of juices getting out.
  11. Carefully open pie iron and dump contents into serving bowl.
  12. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Add crispy bacon pieces on top as garnish.
 

 

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