Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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By Linda Kauppinen
from Greenwood, FL

Another family recipe from my favorite cousin! These are a little work, but delicious. They can be made in the oven or on the grill. Sure to be a hit!

prep time 10 Hr
cook time 15 Min
method Broil


  • 1 lb
    bacon, cut in half crossways (use low sodium bacon since scallops are salty)
  • 1 lb
    giant sea scallops or 2 pounds small sea scallops, rinsed
  • 1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    dry italian vermouth
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • dash

How To Make

  • 1
    Wrap one bacon piece around each scallop, if necessary securing with a wooden toothpick, or you can secure them on kabob skewers. Place wrapped scallops in a baking dish.
  • 2
    Combine olive oil, vermouth, parsley, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder and oregano in small bowl, mixing well. Pour over the scallops. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours. (Marinating overnight or up to 8 hours gives best results)
  • 3
    Remove scallops from marinade. Arrange on broiler pan and broil, 4 inches from heat 7 to 10 minutes or until bacon is brown. Turn over and brown other side for about 5 minutes. Remove wooden toothpicks or from skewers, arrange on platter lined with greens. Garnish as desired. **these can also be done on the grill** To serve just slide them off the skewer or toothpick and serve with fancy toothpicks. You can also double this recipe-it still comes out really well.