Sea scallops have a nationwide fan club. And that fan club grows even larger when you wrap them in bacon and top with a perfect savory maple sauce.
Thanks to a growing number of high quality choices in frozen seafood, you can make maple bacon wrapped scallops year round.
The first key point about making bacon wrapped scallops is to choose Sea scallops. They are much larger than the tiny bay scallops and perfect for wrapping with a piece of bacon. You’ll find that one piece of bacon is just about right for your average sea scallop — you can wrap it fully around with a bit to spare so that you can secure it nicely with a toothpick.
Using fresh sea scallops is ideal, but frozen scallops work just fine. After all, you’re sprucing them up with bacon and a savory glaze! Using frozen scallops, you can make this even in the seafood off-season.
When broiling, crack the oven a bit. This allows the oven to avoid having to circulate off and on to get the perfect temperature. Plus you can keep an eye on your bacon wrapped scallops apps to make sure they don’t burn or the scallops don’t over cook. (A little singing on the bacon is just fine.)
You’ll find that this glaze is particularly tasty when its cooked along with the bacon … so be sure to scoop up any extra glaze on your pan and top it back onto the scallops.
These scallops are just fine served at room temperature, but they’re best a little warm.
Maple Bacon Wrapped Scallops in the Oven
- Baking Sheet
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Glazing Brush
- Sautee Pan
- 12 Sea Scallops
- 12 Strips Bacon
- 3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
- 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 pinch Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp. Chives
- Precook your bacon about half way.
- Combine soy sauce, maple syrup, garlic powder and black pepper.
- Wrap each scallop with a piece of partially cooked bacon, securing with a toothpick.
- Glaze each scallop with the maple soy mixture.
- Broil for about 10 minutes or until scallops are opaque and bacon is fully cooked.
- Garish with chives and serve warm.
How Do You Broil Scallops Wrapped in Bacon?
To broil scallops wrapped in bacon, you will first need to precook your back partially so that it can cook evenly with the scallops. Secure the bacon around the scallop with a toothpick. Then broil the scallops about 10 to 12 minutes.
Are Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Out of Style?
Yes, bacon-wrapped scallops are definitely out of style, but they are still delicious. Scallops wrapped in bacon were popular in the 1980s, but have since become a bit out of fashion. Some say bacon-wrapped scallops will never go out of style.
How Long to Cook Bacon Wrapped Scallops in the Oven at 350?
Cook bacon wrapped scallops in oven at 350 degrees for about 15 to 18 minutes, depending on how crispy you would like your bacon. Be careful not to overcook your scallop.