BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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    Looking for an easy seafood appetizer? You’ll love these baked sea scallops wrapped in bacon! Yum!

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

    These BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are absolutely addicting! You can make these scallops in the oven as a party appetizer or a main course. Easy to make and so delicious!

    These BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are a recipe that I just keep making. I love them so much more than I ever anticipated! Who knew baked scallops could be so tasty and easy to make.

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.comScallops wrapped in bacon make a great party appetizer. I definitely anticipate making these for many holiday parties this year and there’s no doubt that I’ll be serving them up as an appetizer to impress dinner guests soon.

    However, these baked scallops can also be turned into a meal, which is what I did when I first made them. Honestly, it might be better this way because there’s no way you’ll want to eat just one!

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

    Even the people who don’t generally like scallops love these because, well…bacon!

    I’m not actually a believer that bacon makes EVERYTHING better…bacon and chocolate, for example, is just not my thing. But I can say that bacon and scallops are definitely two things that belong together!

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

    How to make baked scallops may be easier than you’re thinking. The most important thing is to match the bacon size to the scallop size, so that one doesn’t get done way before the other.

    The scallops I used were the colossal size, so they needed one strip of bacon per scallop. This is one of the rare occasions where you don’t want a super thick slab of bacon. The thicker the bacon, the harder it is to cook around the scallop and the scallop will be done (or overdone) well before the bacon. If you scallops are small and bacon is larger, you might want to cut it down the bacon lengthwise so you don’t overlap too much.

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

    Another very important thing to note is that the toothpicks must be soaked in water a minimum of 15 minutes before baking. Absolutely, 100% do not put dry toothpicks directly in the broiler!

    Other than that, these BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an ease to make! It is necessary to keep an eye on them as they cook since the baking time may vary, so these are an appetizer you can’t fix and forget, but rather one to start preparing right before guests arrive.

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

    Whether served as an appetizer or entree, these baked scallops will become one of your favorite scallop recipes!

    Since you like these BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops, you may also like these other easy scallop recipes:

    Tools for making BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops:

    Rimmed Baking Sheet – Make sure you use a rimmed baking sheet so the bacon grease don’t drip all over your oven.

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com

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    3.75 from 4 votes
    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops are an easy and tasty seafood appetizer or dinner. With just a handful of ingredients, they're ready in just 15 minutes! #baconwrappedscallops #bakedscallops www.savoryexperiments.com
    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Scallops wrapped in bacon and brushed with barbeque sauce. 

    Course: Appetizer
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon wrapped scallops, BBQ scallops
    Servings: 10
    Calories: 114 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 10 large scallops , dry packed and muscle removed
    • 10 strips bacon
    • 4 tablespoons BBQ sauce
    • 10 long toothpicks
    • chives , minced for garnish
    Instructions
    1. Soak your toothpicks in water for up to an hour, but a minimum of 15 minutes. You want them good and soaked before going under the broiler for a long period of time.
    2. Preheat broiler to high heat.
    3. Make sure your scallops are rinsed and the muscle has been removed. Pat dry using a paper towel.
    4. Wrap each scallop with a strip of bacon, securing with a toothpick.
    5. Place on a rimmed baking sheet.
    6. Place under broiler for 5-6 minutes. Remove and baste with BBQ sauce. Return to oven for 2 minutes.
    7. Remove and turn over. Return to oven for 5-6 minutes.
    8. Remove and baste with BBQ sauce. Return to oven for 2-3 minutes, or until bacon edges are dark and crispy.
    9. Remove, garnish with chives and serve immediately.
    Recipe Notes

    *Scallop size can vary greatly and therefore so can cooking times. These scallops were colossal size, about 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. They took a total of 13 minutes to cook. Make adjustments based on your scallop size. This will also impact your bacon size.

    Nutrition Facts
    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 114 Calories from Fat 72
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 8g 12%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Cholesterol 18mg 6%
    Sodium 276mg 12%
    Potassium 90mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
    Sugars 2g
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin A 0.5%
    Calcium 0.3%
    Iron 1.1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

    BBQ Bacon Wrapped Scallops were made for three reasons.

    1. I love bacon wrapped scallops and love any excuse to make them.
    2. I am part of a fabulous group that celebrates food holidays. In this case, we are celebrating National Bacon Day!
    3. Bacon is delicious.

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