Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Recently, I began experimenting with bacon wrapped foods. Seems like a no-brainer, of COURSE I should wrap that in bacon. Well, it is. Cooking food wrapped in bacon adds a little bit of flavor and yes, also a ton of fat. Think about it, you’re wrapping something that may have been pretty healthy in one of the worst foods for your heart, cholesterol, complexion, etc. But bacon is amazing. It’s one of those foods that I think you just have to splurge every once in a while and eat. I’d rather have no bacon than turkey or vegetarian versions.[kitchenbug-your-recipe-appears-here-22084]
Aren’t they gorgeous! I purchased my large scallops from Whole Foods earlier that day. No, they were not on sale but the price was pretty good. And the lovely men behind the fish counter always ask what I’m making and offer some suggestions. In this case, he told me to go into the bacon section and look for the bacon with the black packaging. I did! I got the uncured hickory smoked bacon from Pederson’s. It was a great match for the sweet scallops. I just simply wrapped the bacon around the outside of the scallops and stuck them on the skewers.
Beautiful and ready to grill! My grill had been lit and burning for about 20 minutes and the coals were raring to go. May be a little hot, but they cooked the food well.
I started the scallops placed just a little off of the heat and cooked for 10 minutes, flipped and cooked another 10 minutes. At that point I moved them into the middle.
I cooked a few more minutes then flipped again and cooked until they looked how I wanted them to look
I think they are gorgeous. The fat crept into the meat of the scallops and gave them the most amazing smoky sweet flavor. Dipping them in the melted butter made them irresistible.
This meal was topped off with the delicious oven baked crispy fries. What a great way to say welcome home!