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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Tomato Gratin and Slightly Wilted Swiss Chard

I wanted to make bacon wrapped scallops so I searched for something to go along with it.  I found it in a Cook's Illustrated magazine. Tomato Gratin!
Slice some plumb tomatoes.  Combine with salt and sugar and place in a bowl for 30 minutes.  Use a salad spinner to get rid of excess moisture.

I made the topping which included parmesan cheese, panko bread crumbs,  evoo and s/p.

Saute the onions, garlic and thyme.  Place this in the bottom of a baking dish.

Layer the tomatoes on top of the onion mixture. Bake for 10 minutes, till tender and bubbly.

I took scallops and wrapped them in bacon, and made kabobs. I let it rest to allow the bacon flavor seep into them.

After 15 minutes, take the tomatoes out and top them evenly with the panko/parmesan mixture and  cook for an additional 10 minutes.

I grilled some lemon halves with the kabobs.

The summer tomato gratin turned out great. Golden brown and crunchy!

I plated the scallops on the slightly wilted rainbow swiss chard from our garde…