Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Bacon-wrapped Scallops Recipe

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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

How to Make Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Step-by-Step

  • 1If using frozen scallops, defrost. Rinse fresh scallops well and pat dry with paper towel.
  • 2Place scallops in bowl with lemon juice.
  • 3To 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.
  • 4Drain on paper towels.
  • 5When bacon is cool, wrap one scallop in strip of bacon and secure with toothpick.
  • 6Flash-freeze assembled scallops by putting on baking sheet or foil - making sure scallops don't touch - and cover lightly with plastic.
  • 7When completely frozen, transfer to container for more compact freezing.
  • 8Before 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.
  • 9Serve warm.
  • 10Makes approximately 25 scallops.
  • 11Per 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.

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About Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

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