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There are various ways to make a bacon-wrapped scallops recipe, and some recipes will tell you to add ginger, shallots, or other ingredients to the scallops, before wrapping the bacon around them. In the following recipe though, we are going to keep things simple, using only the scallops and bacon to create a mouthwatering appetizer or snack.

You will need sea scallops for this recipe, because they are larger. You can cut the bacon slices in half if they are too long or leave them whole if your scallops are really wide. The olive oil helps to crisp up the bacon and keep these little snacks moist, and the salt and black pepper add a little more flavor.

Scallops and bacon might sound like a strange combination but the flavor is magical, and you will love the way the bacon crisps up but the scallops stay soft and moist inside. Perhaps you have tried bacon-wrapped shrimp before, and that is another well-paired duo. If you are looking for a simple hot appetizer recipe to make for a dinner party or another event, then give this one a try. You could bake the little treats in the oven or even deep-fry them if you prefer, but broiling works well so that might be the best (and perhaps also quickest) cooking method to choose.

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Summary: You only need bacon, scallops and olive oil for this simple bacon-wrapped scallops recipe. These crunchy, savory morsels make a fantastic, melt-in-the-mouth snack for any occasion.
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Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs sea scallops
  • ½ lb thin-sliced bacon
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Cherry tomatoes and daikon sprouts, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Wrap each scallop in a piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.
  3. Arrange the bacon-wrapped scallops on a baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil.
  4. Season them with salt and black pepper.
  5. Cook under the broiler for 12 minutes or until the bacon is cooked through, turning once.
  6. Remove the toothpicks and serve hot, on a plate garnished with cherry tomatoes and daikon sprouts.

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If you have never tried scallops wrapped in bacon before you are in for a treat when you try these. The salty meatiness of the bacon is the perfect accompaniment to the delicate-tasting sea scallops, and the colorful cherry tomatoes and daikon sprouts are all the garnish you need. This recipe is easy to double or triple if you are feeding a crowd and wrapping the bacon around the scallops is quick and easy too. You just need a broiler and some toothpicks to make this. Remove the toothpicks before serving. The bacon will be crisp enough to keep its shape and hold the scallop securely.

 


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Christine Szalay-Kudra


Hi, my name is Christine. I am happy you are visiting today. Food is very important to everyone, and in this family we love to eat all kinds of dishes from meat and chicken to international cuisine, crockpot creations and more. Seafood is something we also love, and I love the fact it is nutritious as well as very tasty.


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