Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Appetizer Recipe

Bacon-wrapped scallops at Bensa bacon blog

Photo: Jake Spurlock

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

When it comes to bacon hors d’oeuvres, it’s hard to beat the classic bacon-wrapped scallop. The salty bacon perfectly compliments the mild, briny flavor of the slightly-sweet scallops. This recipe is adapted from the bacon cookbook “101 Things To Do With Bacon” by Eliza Cross.

12 strips best-quality bacon, partially cooked and cut in half

24 sea scallops, each about 1-inch in diameter

Cook the bacon in a skillet for about two to three minutes, just until the bacon starts to brown but is still flexible. Drain on paper towels and cut each piece in half. Pat the scallops dry and wrap each one with a half-bacon slice and secure with a wood toothpick or skewer. Arrange bacon-wrapped scallops on a rack in a broiling pan. Broil 4-5 inches from heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning several times, until scallops are opaque throughout and bacon is browned evenly on all sides. 24 appetizers.

Variation: Sprinkle the scallops on both sides with a total of 2 tablespoons brown sugar before broiling.

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of seven books, including "101 Things To Do With Bacon" (Gibbs Smith, 2012) now in its third printing. She is the founder of the bacon enthusiasts' society BENSA International, and she makes a point to eat bacon at least once a week.

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