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Bacon Wrapped Scallop Skewers - Aaron M. - Cash


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Why I Love This Recipe

Seafood is probably my favorite thing to grill hands down. My family and I are huge seafood fans, and aside from raw oysters and blue crabs, scallops are near the top of my list.


Ingredients You'll Need

1 lb large bay scallops
4 slices bacon
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Kosher salt and fresh cracked coarse black pepper (to taste)


Directions

In a frying pan, precook the bacon about 3 minutes, but do not fully cook, making sure that the bacon is still pliable enough to be wrapped around scallops.


Rinse the scallops in cold water, and place into a bowl.


Pour the olive oil over the scallops and mix with a spoon to be sure each scallop has a light coating of olive oil. Pour the lemon juice into the bowl and mix also.


Season with the Old Bay, salt and pepper. Be sure not to use too much salt, as the bacon will add salt to the dish.


Next, thread the scallops onto the skewer, and alternate wrapping the scallops with bacon. In the end, every other scallop should be wrapped with bacon.


Place on the grill in a direct medium fire and cook the scallops. Turn the skewers over after about 3 minutes and continue to cook on the other side for 2-3 more minutes. Cook until bacon is slightly crisp and the scallops are slightly opaque.


Tips: As with any meal you are cooking on skewers, soak wooden skewers for at least an hour before using. If you think the scallops are done, they most likely are. Don't make the mistake of putting them back on the grill for another minute or two because you think they aren't.


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