We can’t think of too many date foods better than these delicious bacon wrapped scallops. And while it can be hard to wrap something in bacon and get the right contrast of crunchy bacon and soft scallop, this recipe ensures you don’t have to worry about it. Even better, these bacon wrapped scallops easy to make!
These are are perfect appetizers or dinner entrees for any sea food lover. The sweet scallops compliment the crunchy savory bacon so well that you crave these time and time again. Its also a great option to order when you are eating out on the keto diet.
Think cooking scallops are hard? Perhaps you have watched too many Hell’s Kitchen episodes and call recall Gordan Ramsey constantly say how horrible the scallops were cooked- well to be honest, I always wondered how they got them so wrong too! Ha 😉
The image of him throwing those delicious scallops on the ground in frustration sticks with me whenever I make this dish. So I make sure to do right by him and cook these perfectly. It helps if you are using fresh and sustainable seafood as well.
Ok, so I am not the perfect cook, but these simple oven baked scallops always come out beautiful every time. I think its the bacon fat that makes them so mouth watering-ly (yes, thats a word!) amazing. They truly do melt in your mouth!
You can season these with chili powder or chives for a little extra flavor and kick. Me? I am just fine with the bacon, bacon and more bacon!! Actually I use a bit of butter as well sometimes too.
This Recipe for Bacon Wrapped Scallops is perfect to make for guests or a delectable appetizer or main dish even and guaranteed to get wows from the crowd. Give them and shot and you might be hooked.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
- 12 large scallops
- 6 slices bacon thick-cut
- ½ lemon juiced
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Place an oven-safe wire rack on a rimmed baking sheet, then place the bacon the rack so that the pieces don't overlap. Bake 8-10 minutes, so the bacon is about half-cooked, before removing the bacon from the oven. Do not turn the oven off.
- While the bacon is cooking, rinse the scallops before using a paper towel to pat them dry.
- Cut each bacon strip in half using kitchen shears, then wrap each half-wide strip around a scallop before securing it in place with a toothpick; the toothpick should go all the way through the bacon and scallop, so that it goes bacon-scallop-bacon.
- After pouring the excess baking fat off the baking tray (it can be saved for use in other recipes), place the bacon-wrapped scallops on the baking tray after discarding the wire rack. Season as you see fit with salt and pepper, then bake twelve to fifteen minutes, flipping the scallops half-way through.
- Sprinkle lemon juice over the bacon-wrapped scallops and serve.
- Baking tray
- Oven-safe wire rack
- Kitchen shears
- Toothpicks (at least 12)