Easy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Easy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

The Spruce

Ratings (17)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 Dozen (24 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
29 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This combination of scallops and bacon is a snap to prepare, and the presentation is impressive.

Just wrap partially cooked bacon around a scallop, season, and then broil for a few minutes. You'll have a tasty, elegant appetizer your guests will love. The recipe may also be fixed with large or jumbo shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 24 large sea scallops (about 2 pounds)
  • 12 slices bacon (partially cooked)
  • Dash seasoned pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook bacon gently until partially cooked but not crisp and still flexible.*

  2. Rinse scallops under running cold water, pat dry with paper towels. If you notice any tag-like pieces on the side of the scallops, this is a tough muscle and should be removed. Just pinch it with your fingers to remove.

  3. Cut each bacon slice crosswise in half; wrap each half around a scallop and secure with a toothpick.

  4. Sprinkle scallops lightly with seasoned pepper. Preheat broiler.

  5. Place scallops on a rack in broiling pan.

  6. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until scallops turn opaque throughout, using tongs to turn scallops frequently so the bacon browns evenly on all sides.

  7. Serve as an appetizer or an entrée. 

Tips and Variations

  • Replace the seasoned pepper or lemon pepper with a light sprinkling of Creole or Cajun seasoning or a salt-free seasoning for seafood.

  • *Instead of pan frying the bacon, try baking it. Just line a baking pan with parchment or fit it with a rack.