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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Melissa's picture
This one is my fiance's favorite! It's a little ditty I like to call, "Bacon-Wrapped Scallops". Enjoy!
  Scallops 8
  Bacon 8 (Thick Slices)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Paprika To Taste
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), melted

1) In a non-stick skillet, cook the bacon over a medium-high heat for about 2 to 4 minutes.
2) Wrap a bacon around the side of each scallop and secure each with two cross-wise wooden picks.
3) Drain off the excess fat from the skillet and add a little margarine into the skillet.
4) Place the bacon-wrapped scallops into the skillet with the scallop-side down.
5) Brush the scallops with melted butter and season with the salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.
6) After about 4 minutes, flip over the scallops, then brush the scallops with melted butter and season with the salt, pepper, and paprika to taste.
7) Allow the scallops to cook on the other side for 3 to 4 minutes until done.

8) Remove the wooden picks and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Frying Pan
Scallop, Seafood
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
This has to be the best bacon wrapped scallops that you have ever tried, not only because it is so delicious but also because it’s a complete meal. So treat yourself and your partner with this excellent recipe today which costs nothing compared to its taste.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 499 Calories from Fat 446

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78%

Saturated Fat 30.1 g150.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 142.9 mg47.6%

Sodium 260.8 mg10.9%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.1 g0.41%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 11 g21.7%

Vitamin A 34% Vitamin C 3.1%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 1.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


iluvfood's picture
shantihhh's picture
Great dish-----One of our favourite appetizers when we all get together-scallops wrapped in partially cooked Applewood smoked bacon-yummo while we're sipping wine and cooking other stuff. If I am doing a lot of bacon I nuke it with layers of paper towels-but you really must watch it so it doesn't overcook. We always do these on the Que-but we're in California where queing is an all year thing. If frying why not ghee/olive oil? Sorry I cringe at the margarine taste and healthwise-just me I am sure.
butterbites's picture
Love scallops - sweet and delicate, scallops are best served with a mild sauce of cream, cheese or butter that will not overpower the subtle flavor of the scallop itself. In Europe, they are eaten in their entirety like oysters while in the US only the shell muscle is eaten. Also, Scallops are both fished and 'farmed' - in case you didnt know :)
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
wow scallops and bacon ....what a delicious combination. This Bacon-Wrapped Scallops recipe is wonderful.I am a seafood lover .So I will try this recipe.Thanks for sharing this nice Bacon-Wrapped Scallops recipe.
shantihhh's picture
Scallops with the roe is absolutely the best! Once in awhile I can find them fresh in their shell. Scallops are mine favourite shellfish. Love those huge Diver Scallops-U8! Bacon wrapped scallops makes a fabulous appetizer. YUMMMMM Great flavour combo. Key is NEVER overcook scallops and remove the "heel" before cooking. The heel is that tough little connective tissue that attaches the scallop to it's shell. Shanti/Mary-Anne
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