Rye Bay Scallop Week

Rye Bay Scallop Week

Sat 20th – Sun 28th Feb 2021

Garlicky Maple Scallop Canapes Wrapped in Salty Smoked Bacon

Don’t be scared to prepare seared scallops at home, they cook quickly and are perfect as a starter or main course.  Scallops are a delicious addition to any weeknight dinner rotation.  Served best with a large glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.

Serves 4 (3 each) as a Starter


  • 12 rashers of smoked bacon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 Scallops, defrosted
  • 50g salted butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas mark 5.
  2. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Cut any tough rind from the bacon slices and cut in half lengthwise so you have 24 long pieces
    (don’t be tempted to cut off the thinner fattier end entirely, you need this otherwise the bacon doesn’t wrap around the scallop fully), then fry in a pan over a low heat with a little olive oil until just starting to colour, but not crispy. The bacon needs to be flexible enough to wrap around the scallops.
  4. Mix together the melted butter, garlic, paprika, black pepper and maple syrup in a small bowl and dip each scallop into the mixture then wrap a strip of bacon around the side of the scallops. Push a toothpick through the centre of the scallop, to secure the bacon on either side.
  5. Place the wrapped scallops onto the prepared baking tray, brush with the remaining butter marinade and bake for 15 minutes until the scallops are cooked through and the bacon crispy.

Submitted by: Laura Sansom, Head Chef, The Ferry Inn at Stone-in-Oxney

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Covid-19 Latest Information

Rye is now governed by lockdown regulations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rye Bay Scallop Week is hoping not to have to be cancelled and here are the current plans …

  • If Rye is out of lockdown and restaurants are allowed to open by 20th February 2021 then Rye Bay Scallop Week will go ahead as planned
  • If Rye is still in Tier 3 or higher by mid-February and restaurants are not able to open then Rye Bay Scallop Week will be delayed until restaurants are once again allowed to welcome diners
  • If the lockdown lasts longer than the scallop season (mid May) then Rye Bay Scallop Week will have no choice but to be cancelled altogether

When visiting Rye for Rye Bay Scallop Week, please make sure you have a reservation at a participating restaurant and abide by the latest local and national government guidelines.

For further information on the lockdown regulations please click HERE.