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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

by jughandle

If you are stuck for a good appetizer or hors d’oeuvre idea, think bacon.  Yep, everyone knows that unless you are a vegan or vegetarian, bacon can’t miss.

So what to pair with bacon?  All most anything will work, from chocolate to seafood.  That said let us try seafood.

Bacon, fried to a perfect crisp, wrapped around a succulent scallop.  Wow, next.


Brunch can be tricky.  You first must determine the mood and appetite of the occasion.  Let us assume that there will be drinking.  Let’s say a Bloodymary, a Screwdriver or a Mimosa, kind of crowd.  You will need food to soak up the drinks or you will have sleepy people lounging around your house all day.

Egg Benedict pairs beautifully with all of those drinks.  If you need something for the light weights try Bacon Wrapped Scallops.

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Bacon-wrapped scallops on the Grill

This is quick go-to recipe for Brunch, hors d'oeuvre, or appetizers.
Course appetizer, Breakfast/Brunch, hors d'oeuvre
Cuisine All
Keywords bacon wrapped scallops
Protein bacon, scallops
Cooking Method Grilling, oven roasted
Hot/Cold Dish Hot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 single servings
Author jughandle

What You Will Need:

  • 12 scallops - large
  • 1 Tbsp White vinegar
  • 12 slices bacon - thick-cut
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard - or English mustard
  • Olive oil - or a spray like pam

Equipment Needed:

  • grill


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Rinse scallops under cold water and pat dry.
  • Place 6 skewers or 12 toothpicks in a shallow baking dish. Cover with water and a splash of white vinegar. The water keeps the skewers from burning and the vinegar adds a little acid. Set aside.
  • Lay bacon on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until brown but still pliable, about 10–15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Rub the scallops with the mustard. Wrap each scallop with one piece of bacon, the browned side facing in. Thread two bacon-wrapped scallops on each skewer through the bacon to hold it in place. If using toothpicks secure the bacon to each scallop.
  • Oil the grill with some olive oil, and place the scallops on the hot grill, or in the oven and cook on all sides until the bacon is crispy and scallops are barely cooked through. That should take about 5-10 minutes.
  • Cool for a few minutes and either remove the toothpicks or serve with a fork.


Nutrition Facts
Bacon-wrapped scallops on the Grill
Amount Per Serving (1 of 12)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 440mg19%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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