Scallops are easier to cook on a stick rather than turning them over individually, but to serve they will be taken off the stick.
Cut red onion in to one-inch rounds (leaving the concentric circles intact) and the tomato in half.
Salt and pepper the onion circles, tomato, mushroom, bell pepper and asparagus and brush with oil.
Place them on a ready grill: The tomatoes cut side on the grill, the peppers skin side on the grill, the mushrooms underside of the cap on the grill, and with the onion and asparagus it doesn't matter.
Turn the tomato, mushroom, and pepper after about 3 minutes, and put a spoon of pesto on top of each.
Turn the onion and asparagus as they darken and top the onion with pesto.
Remove the vegetables once cooked to your liking.
Cook the scallops until just warmed through, 3-5 minutes.
I recommend serving these delicacies on a bed of romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing, garnished with croutons and grated Parmesan cheese. The vegetables can be placed on the salad whole, which is lovely but harder to eat, or they can be cut up at attractive angles. Put the scallops on top. Serve with lemon if desired.
Lightly salt and sear in hot oil for 10-20 seconds on each side.
Select a marinade such as one of our pesto we recipes and marinate one or more steaks.
Any acid based liquid can serve as a marinade.
When transporting put a marinated steak, slices of tomato, lettuce and a pickle perhaps in a plastic container. In a separate plastic bag bring your favorite bread or roll. A fried eggplant spread is outstanding with the Calamari.