Bacon wrapped scallops are the perfect appetizer or side dish. You can totally make them the main dish to, they are so easy to make with just 3 ingredients.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Seafood has been in my life since I was a kid. I am not sure that I can think of a seafood that I do not like. I try to make seafood often however I am a bit picky when it comes to seafood. I grew up going to the jersey shore where you can get fresh seafood right off the boat, or catch and fish yourself.
My kids love seafood just as much as I do. Which is a great thing because I make seafood recipes as often as I can. Thankfully seafood recipes tend to be really easy to make and the most important thing is having a good quality seafood to cook.
I personally love anything that is wrapped in bacon like bacon wrapped jalapenos, oh they are so good. So combing my love of seafood and my love of bacon these bacon wrapped scallops are perfect! If you are not a fan of scallops you can totally change out the scallops for shrimp with this recipe too!
Easy Seafood recipes
- Lemon Garlic Shrimp
- Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
- Easy Oven baked Salmon
- Shrimp Alfredo
- Sheet pan shrimp boil
Fresh or Frozen Scallops?
You can use fresh or frozen scallops for these bacon wrapped scallops. I prefer using fresh, but if you have frozen on hand they will work too.
When using frozen scallops be sure they are completely thawed and then pat them dry before wrapping them with bacon.
You can find frozen scallops in the freezer section of the grocery store and fresh scallops at the seafood counter in a grocery store. If you really want amazing scallops look for a local seafood store, that is where you will find the best ones.
Tips for making bacon wrapped scallops
Use large scallops. You can use the small ones but they are much harder to wrap. The larger scallops are also won’t over cook while the bacon is cooking in the oven.
Use Regular cut bacon. As much as I love thick cut bacon for many recipes, when wrapping scallops with bacon it it best to use regular cut bacon so it cooks properly in the oven. Using thick cut bacon will take longer to cook and cause you to over cook the scallops./
Use toothpicks or skewers. I use skewers because I just give everyone a skewer of scallops wrapped in bacon when I make them as a main dish. If you are making them as an appetizer it is easier to use a tooth pick for each one so they are single serve.
What to serve with bacon wrapped scallops
Bacon wrapped scallops make an awesome and easy seafood appetizer however they also make a great main dish. If you are wanting a full meal with the scallops as the main dish, a fresh made salad, some veggies and a bread for side dishes will round out a perfect meal.
- Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
- Lemon Roasted Asparagus
- Garlic Parmesan Sweet potato fries
- Microwave Sweet Potato
- Homemade mashed potatoes
Low Carb Scallops
Scallop are naturally low carb, so is bacon. This low carb scallops recipe is perfect for anyone who is eating a keto or low carb diet. There are also many different sides that pair well with them if you are looking to keep the whole meal low carb and keto friendly including, keto cheddar biscuits, Keto Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Low carb stuffed mushrooms, and low carb broccoli salad with bacon.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops Ingredients
- 1 pound of apple wood smoked bacon
- 15 scallops
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Bacon Wrapped Scallops Directions
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Rinse your scallops under cold water. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and then remove any of the extra side muscle that might be on them.
Cut the bacon strips in half and wrap each scallop with 1/2 strip of bacon.
Skewer 5-6 bacon-wrapped scallops per skewer.
Sprinkle with smoked paprika, seasoning both sides.
Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
Flip the skewers over and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes.
Scallops are done cooking when they are opaque and tender.
Easy appetizer recipes
Bacon wrapped scallops
- 1 pound apple wood smoked bacon 8 slices
- 16 scallops
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Rinse your scallops under cold water. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and then remove any of the extra side muscle that might be on them.
- Cut the bacon strips in half and wrap each scallop with 1/2 strip of bacon.
- Skewer 5-6 bacon-wrapped scallops per skewer.
- Sprinkle with smoked paprika, seasoning both sides.
- Bake at 425°F for 10 minutes.
- Flip the skewers over and bake for an additional 7-10 minutes.
- Scallops are done cooking when they are opaque and tender.
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