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Bacon Wrapped Scallops (Oven + Grill)

  • Author: Erin
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scallops 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven or Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops are easy enough to be an appetizer and delicious enough to be a main course!  Cook in the oven or on the grill!  Whole30 + Paleo!


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Ingredients

  • 12 large scallops, patted dry
  • 12 pieces bacon (*see notes)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, melted (use olive oil to make dairy-free)
  • 12 toothpicks (soak in water 30 minutes prior)

Instructions

Oven:

  • Turn broiler to HIGH. Wrap a baking sheet with foil and then place a wire rack on top of it.
  • Spray the wire rack with olive oil or other non-stick.
  • Trim bacon, as necessary, to fit scallops (see notes below).
  • Wrap bacon around scallop, securing with a soaked toothpick. Repeat with remaining scallops.
  • Place scallops on wire rack and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Place under broiler (one spot below the top) for 10 minutes, pulling out half way through to brush with melted ghee.
  • Then move tray up to directly under the broiler for 2 minutes, or until bacon is fully cooked and the tops of the scallops are slightly brown.
  • Remove from oven, brush with additional melted ghee, and then serve immediately.

Grill

  • Ensure your grates are clean and bring grill to medium-high heat.
  • Trim bacon, as necessary, to fit scallops (see notes below).
  • Wrap bacon around scallop, securing with a soaked toothpick. Repeat with remaining scallops.
  • Brush scallops, both sides, with melted ghee.
  • Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • Cook scallops over direct heat, 3-5 minutes per side (for a Total of 6-10 minutes).
  • Remove from grill and serve immediately, brushing with additional ghee if desired.

Notes

  • Bacon: I would recommend using “regular” cut bacon (and NOT thick-cut bacon).  Depending on how wide your bacon is and how big your scallops are, you may need to trim your bacon.  Cut it lengthwise in half if your scallops are not as thick or cut off an inch or two of the end if the bacon is simply too long.  To test it out simply take a piece of your bacon and wrap it around the outside of one of your scallops.  If the bacon overhangs significantly, then cut some off lengthwise.  If it is so long that it wraps around twice, trim off part of the end of the bacon (and save that for some other use).
  • If you are Whole30/paleo – make sure you check your bacon ingredients
  • scallops can be wrapped with bacon ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until it is time to cook them.

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