How to Cook Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Bacon wrapped scallops are an easy and impressive appetizer that can be ready to eat in just a few minutes! They only require five simple ingredients, toothpicks for structure and a hot grill. It's a truly impressive meal with very little effort.

This recipe yields approximately two dozen bacon wrapped scallops, making it a wonderful appetizer option for entertaining a small party. You could also pair these scallops with a small side salad and enjoy them as a light and refreshing dinner.

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Things You'll Need

  • Gas or charcoal grill
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • 2 pounds fresh sea scallops 
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 24 slices of bacon, medium-thick or regular cut

Step 1

Remove scallops from packaging. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, then rinse with cold water; pat dry with paper towels.

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Step 2

Once scallops have been thoroughly dried, season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Brush each side with a little olive oil.

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Step 3

Wrap each scallop in a slice of bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick.

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Step 4

Prepare your grill according to the manufacturers instructions. Once it's sufficiently hot, place scallops on the grill grate directly over the lit coals.

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Step 5

Cook for 2 minutes over the direct heat, then flip the scallops and cook them for an additional 2 minutes. Once they've seared, move the scallops over to the side of the grate opposite the coals and let them cook with the lid closed for 4-5 more minutes, or until the bacon looks crispy and brown. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

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Warning

  • You want to be careful not to overcook the scallops or they will get tough and chewy.

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