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Bacon Wrapped Scallops are a delectable appetizer for any party or special occasion. They have a savory, buttery flavor, with a bit of spice thanks to the hot pepper jelly on top. This baked bacon wrapped scallops recipe is so easy, and so delicious!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe (Sweet & Spicy)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Seafood
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 515kcal
Bacon Wrapped Scallops are a delectable appetizer for any party or special occasion. They have a savory, buttery flavor, with a bit of spice thanks to the hot pepper jelly on top. This baked bacon wrapped scallops recipe is so easy, and so delicious!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon 16 slices
  • 16 large sea scallops
  • Kosher salt
  • 10 ounces hot pepper jelly

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and set oven to broil.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove the side muscle attacked to each scallop and, if necessary, cut the scallops to the same size. Pat the scallops with a paper towel.
  • To ensure the bacon crisps and cooks throughout during broiling, it is necessary to parcook the bacon before wrapping the scallops. The most proficient way is to line a microwave-safe plate with 4 layers of paper towels and spread 8 bacon slices on top. Cover the bacon with 2 more layers of paper towels and microwave on high 1½-2 minutes or until the bacon fat begins to melt but is still pliable. Transfer the first 8 slices to the counter and repeat with the remaining 8 slices of bacon.
  • Place the scallops on a plate and season with kosher salt.
  • Cut one slice of bacon (width and length) to fit around one scallop with just enough overlapping to secure with a toothpick. Place the scallop on the prepared baking sheet and repeat the process until all scallops are wrapped.
  • Top each scallop with 1-teaspoon pepper jelly.
  • Broil the scallops 3-4 minutes, spinning around the baking tray after 2 minutes. The scallops are done when the edges of bacon have browned, the scallops are opaque and bounce back slightly when touched.
  • Transfer scallops to a serving tray and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Yield: 16 large sea scallops

Nutrition

Serving: 4scallops | Calories: 515kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 347mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.7mg