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Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops

Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops


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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Serves: 4


Backyard entertaining is in full-swing and one of the best ways to make your party a success is to spoil your guests with some awesome grilled appetizers.

One of the most popular grilled app's is bacon-wrapped scallops.

Forget the pre-made boxed kind, your not saving very much time and the flavor suffers compared to making your own.

And these are very easy. Partially cook the bacon in the microwave and then season the bacon with crushed peppercorns, garlic, brown sugar and some chopped lemon rind.

Wrap up the scallops and get grill'in.

The flavor of these appetizers explodes in your mouth.

Give them a try, I'm pretty sure the second time you make them you'll make more, they go quickly.

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12 large sea scallops
6 - 12 slices uncooked bacon (qty depends on size of scallops)
1 TBL crushed peppercorns
1 TBL brown sugar
1 TBL grated lemon rind, chopped
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup melted butter (for basting)
12 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water


1. Place 6 slices of bacon on a paper towel on a microwave safe dish and cook for 2 minutes 30 seconds on high.

Repeat with more bacon if necessary.

2. When you can handle the partially cooked bacon with bare hands put it into a resealable plastic bag.

Add the crushed peppercorns, garlic, brown sugar and chopped lemon rind.

Shake and manipulate the bag so the bacon is fully covered with the seasonings. Rub it into the bacon well.

Refrigerate until needed.

3. Rinse the scallops under cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

Wrap enough bacon around a scallop so it's fully wrapped and secure with a toothpick.

Repeat with the rest of the scallops.

4. Preheat the grill to 500F and oil the grates.

Baste the top of each bacon wrapped scallop with butter and place each one buttered side down on the grill.

Baste the top side of the scallop with more butter.

Close the lid for about 3 minutes.

5. Lift the lid and if the scallop is turning opaque and showing nice grill marks on the bottom flip them over very carefully.

Baste the tops with more butter and close the lid.

After another 3 minutes lift the lid and check the bottoms, they should also be browned and ready to remove from the grill.

These should only take a total of 6 - 8 minutes to cook and because the bacon was already partially cooked it should now be fully cooked.

Remove to a serving platter and serve.

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star_onstar_onstar_onstar_onstar_onsandybeach says:

Great idea to precook the bacon. I'd be worried it would end up soggy and raw, but you thought of everything.

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