Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

I've always loved entertaining, but especially love easy entertaining. I've learned from trial and error to always make something fresh and simple, and something you've made before! These bacon-wrapped scallops make for great finger food. you can make them ahead of time and reheat them at the last minute and switch the ingredients around. You can use pancetta in place of the bacon and dates or figues instead of the scallops. Any crispy and salty cured meat will pair wonderfully with, in this case tender scallops, or fruity and soft fruit.

The only thing about this recipe is that because it is simple, the ingredients have to be really good .. so try to get the bacon from a good deli, and the scallops as fresh as can be.

Recipe: (for 12 scallops)
12 scallops
12 thin slices of bacon
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
12 wooden toothpicks, soaked in water for 20 minutes

Set your oven on broil. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season the scallops with salt and pepper. Tightly wrap them with a piece of bacon and seal by inserting a toothpick to hold the bacon together. Place on a bacon sheet and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of the scallops. Remove when cooked through. If the toothpicks burn a little while in the oven, gently remove them once out of the oven, and replace with new ones.


Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Everything's better wrapped under bacon!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE these! :)

maggie said...

Yum...these look so tasty.

Darius T. Williams said...

Now this is my type of snack...breakfast...lunch...or dinner - lol. Love it!

I bet they'd be good breaded and deepfried too - lol.


Big Boys Oven said...

so simple and so lovely! just love it! fantastic!

Rosie said...

Many thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words! You have a wonderful blog here!!

Oh I do like the look of your bacon wrapped scallops - very tempting indeed:)

Rosie x

Dawn said...

what a perfect photo.
I made these once, for a holiday party w/ a curry/mango dipping sauce, and I ended up having to make 2 batches as I ate half of a batch while making them. Bad chef.

Pam said...

I would eat way too many of these. Simnple but perfect.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Oh my...these look so tasty! The perfect appetizer!

Lisa said...

What a great appetizer.

~Madeline~ said...

Oh yes, this is one of my favorite appetizers. I totally agree about the good ingredients, it can make or break this appetizer. Mmmm, now I am craving these!

Dazy said...

I'm making this for dinner tonight. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

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