Bacon-wrapped Scallops Recipe

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

These sound like a great appetizer to have in the freezer for a quick fix when you have unexpected company.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ocean scallops (fresh or frozen, 21-30 count)
1/2
fresh lemon, squeeze for juice
1 1/2 lb
bacon (1 slice for every 2 scallops, cut in half)
non colored toothpicks

Directions Step-By-Step

1
If using frozen scallops, defrost. Rinse fresh scallops well and pat dry with paper towel.
2
Place scallops in bowl with lemon juice.
3
To par-cook bacon, place on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in 350-degree oven until fat starts to dissipate, about 8 to 10 minutes.
4
Drain on paper towels.
5
When bacon is cool, wrap one scallop in strip of bacon and secure with toothpick.
6
Flash-freeze assembled scallops by putting on baking sheet or foil - making sure scallops don't touch - and cover lightly with plastic.
7
When completely frozen, transfer to container for more compact freezing.
8
Before serving, defrost scallops in refrigerator for about 20 minutes and then bake on parchment-lined baking sheet in 350-degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until scallops flake with fork.
9
Serve warm.
10
Makes approximately 25 scallops.
11
Per serving (per scallop): 34 calories; 2 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat; 53 percent calories from fat); 0.5 g carbohydrates; 7 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium; 3 g protein; 0 g fiber.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: American