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RecipeRecipeSummer Time = Grill Time

Yes! Are you ready to pull out the grill? The West End library has great grill cookbooks. They are full of wonderful recipes that will complement your taste.

Here’s a sample recipe from one of our great cookbook titled Grilling with Gas.

Grilled Scallops with Remoulade Sauce
Serves 4 to 6

For the Remoulade sauce                                                                                                                  
½ Cup good-quality mayonnaise
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1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon
1 tablespoon finely minced shallot
1 tablespoon of tarragon or champagne vinegar
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
Kosher salt


20-24 large sea scallops

Canola oil
Kosher salt black pepper
40 to 48 skewers
1. For the remoulade sauce, put the mayonnaise, capers, pickle relish, tarragon, shallot, vinegar, garlic,
mustard, salt, and paprika into a blender. Pulse several times, until well combined.
2. Brush each scallop on all sides with the canola oil and season with salt and pepper. If you like, thread two scallops each through doubled skewers. (This helps in the cooking and turning process. By all means you can skip this step, because your scallops should be big enough not to fall through the grill grate when cooking.)
3. Oil the grill racks. Preheat your grill using all burners set on high and with the lid closed for 10 to 12 minutes.
4. Place the scallops over direct heat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on one side, and then turn and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. The scallops should be barely opaque in the center and should feel firm to the touch but with some give. Please don't overcook the scallops, or they become hockey pucks. Serve the  remoulade sauce along with the scallops.
5. Make Ahead: You can make the remoulade sauce up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Hope you enjoy the recipe! Here are a few more great cookbook titles:
Grill This, Not That!: Backyard Survival Guide
The Barbecue Bible
The New Gas Grill Gourmet

Come check it out!