Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Placopecten magellanicus)

A classic and sophisticated appetizer, the key to these perfectly cooked morsels is pre-baking the bacon first!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Canadian, Global
Keyword: bacon, baked, Placopecten Magellanicus, scallop, scallops, wrapped
Servings: 6
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 Scallops large, dry
  • 12 strips Bacon
  • 24 Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Spread scallops out on paper towel and pat dry. The less moisture on the scallops the better!
  • Trim rounded ends from bacon strips (optional) but it makes for a cleaner presentation. Cut in half lengthwise and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the bacon just begins to brown slightly but remains soft.
  • Remove from oven and let cool 2-3 minutes. Fold bacon in half lengthwise and wrap each scallop securing firmly at the end with a toothpick through the center. Try to keep the bacon just below the top of the scallop as you wrap. Again, it makes for a more sophisticated presentation.
  • Line the baking sheet with new foil and bake the scallops for 5-7 minutes until done. Serve hot and enjoy.

Nutrition

Sodium: 526mg | Calcium: 6mg | Vitamin A: 18IU | Potassium: 210mg | Cholesterol: 43mg | Calories: 225kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Fat: 18g | Protein: 13g | Carbohydrates: 2g | Iron: 1mg
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