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I’ll tell you a little secret.

 

You can find frozen bacon wrapped scallops at Sam’s Club and Costco, and I’m sure a few other places. That would take the work out of it, but it would also take out the fun!

Plus, you have the feeling of acheivement you get from knowing that you made the bacon wrapped scallops yourself.

 

And they taste so much better.

 

 

I buy a few pounds of fresh scallops.

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And season them with a little salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

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I slice the pieces of bacon in half, or in thirds, depending on the size of the scallop. I use applewood smoked bacon – my fave.

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Wrap a bacon slice around and secure it with a toothpick.

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The toothpick may not look as fancy, but it serves a purpose. Your guests will be happy to pick these up and pop them in their mouth without having to wash their hands or use a fork.

 

I place them under the broiler for a total of about 10 minutes. You may need to broil them for a shorter or longer period of time. They bake so quickly that I suggest trying 1 or 2 in the oven for the time you think will work, and judge from there. You don’t want to ruin the entire batch!

 

The scallops are perfectly cooked – not chewy - and the bacon is crispy.

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

2lbs fresh scallops (I’m sure you can also use frozen ones and thaw them)

1 pound of bacon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Turn on the broiler. I use the ‘high’ setting.

Season scallops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Take a few slices of bacon and cut them in half or in thirds, depending on the size of the scallops.

Wrap bacon slices around scallops and secure with a toothpick. Lay on a baking sheet.

Broil for 5 minutes, then flip over and broil for 5 more minutes.

 

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This doesn’t take much more work than opening a bag of frozen bacon wrapped scallops and placing them in the oven. And your guests will be impressed. Maybe you’ll get an extra gift? :)

 

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And when talking about all these guests, I really just mean my husband and I. Because sometimes we eat this for dinner.

 

You should too. :)

 

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32 Responses to “Holiday Appetizers 101: Bacon Wrapped Scallops.”

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    Abby (Nibble, Nourish, Run) — December 1, 2009 @ 8:19 am

    Wow those look amazing! So gourmet!! YUM!

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    Dawn (HealthySDLiving) — December 1, 2009 @ 8:23 am

    YUMMMMM! I absolutely LOVE scallops and whoe wouldn’t love them wrapped in bacon!?!?!

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    Amanda — December 1, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    I think Lane Bryant should be your new sponcer. You are making me drool.

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    Amanda — December 1, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    And when I say Sponcer, I mean sponsor. Blech.

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    • Jessica — December 1st, 2009 @ 8:27 am

      LOL!

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    Becca — December 1, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    Yum, yum. I can’t make these though, I’d eat wayyyyy too many, lol.

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    • Jessica — December 1st, 2009 @ 8:31 am

      Sure you can. They are protein packed. ;)

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    Kelly @ EvilShenanigans — December 1, 2009 @ 9:08 am

    Ohhhh, what a great dish for a party! Anything with bacon … and scallops are always a good idea since so many people like them. Perfect!

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    Lindsey @ EatReadRun — December 1, 2009 @ 9:21 am

    Love, love, love bacon wrapped scallops. Wow – can’t believe how easy they are to make. And they look gormet! I will have to give them a try and impress my guests (likely also just my husband – hehe).

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    J — December 1, 2009 @ 9:24 am

    God I love bacon.

    …but scallops freak me out.

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    Nicole (dishin') — December 1, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    Delish! This is a classic appetizer that is always a good choice.

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    Jillian — December 1, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    These look yummy!

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    Bianca @ south bay rants n raves — December 1, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    Classic, delish & easy!

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    Linda — December 1, 2009 @ 9:59 am

    If you want to be really decadent, I suggest using diver scallops. You’ll use a whole strip of bacon for each scallop but diver scallops are huge and so buttery!

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    CavemanCooking — December 1, 2009 @ 10:31 am

    YUMMMMM!
    Scallops … Good!
    Bacon … GOOD!
    Scallops wrapped in Bacon … GOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!
    What Linda said about the Diver Scallops. They also work great for sushi.

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    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers — December 1, 2009 @ 10:37 am

    my gosh those look fantastic. i’d totally eat them for dinner too. too tasty for just an appetizer!

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    Miz — December 1, 2009 @ 10:44 am

    For now my competing days are behind me :)
    I did compete a few years ago and then added a bigbig leg tattoo for my 40th so I think Im more toward….running now?
    who can say.
    thanks so much for stopping by!

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    Hallie — December 1, 2009 @ 11:00 am

    I’m thinking of making bacon-wrapped dates this year for our holiday party. I had them at a tapas bar and they were AMAZING! Have you ever made those? I’m a little nervous about it…since it’s something new, but how hard can it be? It’s the whole sweet/salty combo yummm

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — December 1, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    This post is making me a little sad that I’ve gone vegetarian :-)

    I just found your blog through some of the other Estela’s, and I’m excited to keep reading it!

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    Tricia — December 1, 2009 @ 12:13 pm

    Yum, I love scallops! (you lost me with the bacon though it looks like something the hubs would like)

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    Evan Thomas — December 1, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    That’s too funny! I was just wondering earlier if I could make a vegan version of this with tofu and fakin’ bacon

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    Emily (A Nutritionisteats) — December 1, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    One of my favorite foods. EVER. :)

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    One Healthy Apple — December 1, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    This would be a crazy crowd pleaser. Nix the bacon, and give me the scallops all the way!

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    Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) — December 1, 2009 @ 1:46 pm

    I’ve never had scallops before – these sound awesome!

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    April — December 1, 2009 @ 5:10 pm

    Totally agree…it’s really all about the diet. Bacon wrapped scallops will not produce a 6 pack LOL!

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    Shannon @ bakeandbloom.com — December 1, 2009 @ 5:14 pm

    FACT: Anything wrapped in bacon tastes delicious. Imagine bacon wrapped peanut butter cups…AWESOME right?

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    Kelly — December 1, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

    i found out a couple weeks ago that i’m allergic to scallops…like head-in-the-toilet-till-4-am allergic. they’re so yummy too! blah

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    april — December 3, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    I’ve never had scallops before but those look really yummy.. and protein packed!

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    zeemaid — December 18, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    we do these all the time.. well every 6 months or so.. mainly at Christmas time. We have an appy tradition and you are right not only do they taste better but you get more for your money. Those pre-done boxes are way more expensive than doing it yourself.

    …. and I have to say it’s usually just the hubs and I eating them. ;)

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    Amanda — August 15, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    ohhh yum!!!

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    kat — November 5, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    Bacon-wrapped anything is amazing! I love this idea!

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