Recently, the fab folks at Red Gold Tomatoes contacted me to see if I would be interested in checking out their fun new tomato-based aioli recipes. As someone who firmly believes that aioli makes every sandwich 10x better (have you ever had an avocado and bacon sandwich with lemon aoili?! holy deliciousness!), I was definitely excited to try out their new recipes.
If you've never made your own aoili before, you might be surprised by not only how easy it is to make, but also how much flavor it adds to just about any dish. After perusing the numerous aioli recipes (check out some of the easy starter ones here), I knew I wanted to create a dish highlighting the Sriracha aoili. I decided to pair the aioli with some sweet scallops I picked up at Dirk's, and at the last minute, opted to add bacon to the dish. The results were amazingly perfect (not to toot my own horn or anything). ;-) Seriously though, the Sriracha aoili took about ten minutes to prepare and elevated an already yummy dish to a fantastic-OMG-I-must-make-this-again-soon meal. Highly recommended!
Bonus: Red Gold is also hosting a Facebook campaign through May 27th, where you can potentially win a $250 prize pack!
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Red Gold Sriracha Aioli
1/2 lb thin-sliced bacon
Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
For Sriracha Aioli
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Siracha
1 lime, zested & juiced
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes, drained
1. Combine Sriracha Aioli ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate to blend flavors.
2. Preheat broiler.
3. Wrap each scallop in a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Place the bacon wrapped scallops onto a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Cook scallops under the broiler for 10 to 15 minutes until the bacon is cooked through, turning once.
5. Serve aioli alongside scallops (for dipping) or drizzle over top.