Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone!
This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone!
Absolutely Divine!!! This is the easiest most forgiving recipe for scallops I have found! Our family loves, loves, loves these.... Simple, quick and convenient for a weeknight supper as for the company table. A note of caution for those that don't normally cook scallops: Do not over marinate as they will turn rubbery. Try this, I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed!!!!Read More
while the marinade was fantastic, the scallops were not a hit at my recent dinner party. not too difficult to make at all,when following the time to a "T" the scallops did not come out chewy! would be a great recipe to add for those who love to try new food, or love all varieties of seafood. not a great choice with finicky, choosy, or nervous eaters.Read More
Absolutely Divine!!! This is the easiest most forgiving recipe for scallops I have found! Our family loves, loves, loves these.... Simple, quick and convenient for a weeknight supper as for the company table. A note of caution for those that don't normally cook scallops: Do not over marinate as they will turn rubbery. Try this, I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed!!!!
I make these every so often to ensure I don't get tired of them and they're awesome. I don't use the mustard because I've never liked it, and I think they turn out really well without it. My only advice would be not to over-marinade the scallops; 20 minutes would be fine. Otherwise they have a strange texture. Thank you for your recipe!
I did not think this would end up good but it was!!!! I would say that you have to decide how sweat you want it and choose marinade time. Overnight gets very sweat and overly hides the seafood taste. 3 hours gets it about in the middle and still able to tast the scallops
This is an awesome recipe, but I would not recommend marinating the scallops as long as written - there is a high chance they'll go rubbery on you. I marinated mine for about 15 minutes and they were perfect. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe is excellent! I make this all the time for dinner parties and everyone loves them. When ever I tell people the scallops are marinated, they're like "is that why they taste so good?". My husband eats these like they're going out of style which is why I have to make a ton!
Wow, what an excellent recipe! Plus, it was unbelievably easy. I substituted turkey bacon and sugar free maple syrup to keep it light and was thrilled with the results. I used the frozen scallops from Publix. They're great to have in handy in the freezer for a quick easy meal.
These were so tasty! They were sweet and savory and we served them nice and hot. They are almost a melt in your mouth texture. Everyone kept asking if there were more long after they had all been eaten. Use a good quality thick cut bacon for the best results. Though any bacon will still work. These will be a huge hit with anyone who like bacon or scallops. You have got to try these!
These scallops were super. I marinated them overnight and used frozen medium sized scallops. Great party appetizer.
while the marinade was fantastic, the scallops were not a hit at my recent dinner party. not too difficult to make at all,when following the time to a "T" the scallops did not come out chewy! would be a great recipe to add for those who love to try new food, or love all varieties of seafood. not a great choice with finicky, choosy, or nervous eaters.
These are very good and easy to make. I thought they might be too sweet but they weren't, they were perfectly flavored.
Excellent recipe. I have made it twice now and follow the marinade instructions exactly( well almost exactly cause who measures when your mixing up marinade). The only change I made was to add finely chopped pecans to brown sugar sprinkled on top. As my lady tells me. Everything goes better with nuts. They were delicious. Served them one time as an appetizer and another as a main course with buttered parslied Yukon Gold potatoes. The only trick is to cook the bacon long enough so that it will crisp in the oven but not so long as to make it impossible to roll around the scallops. Thanks
This was an interesting change for us. We’ve enjoyed bacon-wrapped scallops often, but never like this, with the additions of maple syrup, Dijon and brown sugar. Even after omitting the brown sugar we still found this a little too sweet for our tastes. Scallops are already rich and sweet, but I did like the slight maple flavor, so if I was to try this again I’d omit the sugar and cut back a little on the maple syrup too. Also, I marinated the scallops for a mere half hour and that was plenty. I served this with "Almond Wild Rice" and "Spring Asparagus Salad," both recipes also from this site.
I made these twice this week, one run-thru to make sure they were good and then I made them a second time to serve to my boyfriend. Obviously I reduced the servings (I calculated for 4 servings) and I made them the first time exactly by the recipe, but the second time I left off the sprinkling of brown sugar, thinking it didn't really add much. I can attest that they are better WITH the brown sugar. Instead of prepping the bacon in the oven I cooked it in the microwave for 90 seconds to render off some of the fat (don't skip this step) and I even put the finished scallops into the microwave for 20 seconds to crisp the bacon a bit more, and it was successful. It was a very simple, tasty recipe exactly as-is. I will definitely make this again and make it in larger quantities.
Loved it! I used the ready-made bacon so I wouldn't have to worry about the scallops overcooking while waiting for the bacon to crisp up. It worked well. We don't have scallops very often, but will definitely use this recipe again when we do.
This recipe is getting filed under "do again and often." It's the perfect blend of sweet and savory, with a wonderful texture. We marinated about 15-20 minutes. We couldn't find large scallops, so we used medium and left them whole. Amazing!
Just over the top delicious. Super easy to make. I did cook the bacon a wee bit and let it cool before wrapping the scallops. The bacon was done very nicely and truly complemented the scallop. I can't wait to do this dish again!
These were so freaking good I'd give them 10 stars if I could. I used dry pack scallops from Sendiks (don't know if that made a huge dif from pre-frozen ones) and thick, center cut bacon from Aldi. Used real maple syrup and let them marinate for about 5 hours. They were to die for. I'm going to try to make them with smaller scallops and a small piece of bacon like a small kabob and see how they are since they are so good yet the scallops can be so expensive. Make sure you cook the bacon for a little while before adding them to the scallop so everything is cooked thru. I cooked mine in the oven for about 10 minutes or so. The combo of the sweet and the salty was outstanding.
These were a nice change, but a little too sweet for us even after adding a little smoked chipotle powder and a little cayenne. I may try them again using less maple syrup.
We use shrimp instead of scallops...wonderful!
DELISH! Followed the recipe exactly and it turned out wonderful! I made them for Valentines Day dinner along with king crab legs and shrimp scampi bake which is from AR as well!
rave reviews from my guests on Christmas Eve!
I've eaten alot of scallops wrapped in bacon in my time (live on Cape Cod) and these were by far the best I've ever had......I plan to make them this way from now on. Thanks!
Tastes better when you just wrap bacon around scallops and bake. Didn't notice the marinade. Not worth the time.
My husband LOVED these!
This is soooo delicious!!! I used turkey bacon in place of regular and just added olive oil, lemon and black pepper.
I just finished making these delicious scallops for Superbowl today and I had to come and comment on them. I had 1 pound of huge New Bedford scallops and I cut them in four and followed the recipe to a "T" but added 2 cloves of fresh minced garlic. I let them sit in a ziploc for about an hour and grilled them on my foreman for about 5 minutes. AMAZING! They literally melt in your mouth. The only problem is getting them to the Superbowl party before I will make them again and again!
I'm told that I'm not allowed at my son-in-law's unless bearing a platter of these scallops. I'm sure he's kidding. But I'm bringing the scallops just in case. These are fabulous...last party I made 10 pounds and they vanished.
I loved the marinade and the brown sugar sprinkle, the sweetness mixed with the saltiness of the bacon was very nice. I took the advice of other reviewers and only marinated 15 minutes. It was enough, the scallops were delicious.
Excellent recipe! Sweet&Savory meld quite nicely. I used fresh, large, dry-packed scallops and marinated for ~ 1.5h. I had no problem with rubbery texture. I like the rendering step for the bacon. I would like to achieve a crispy bacon wrap around a perfectly cooked scallop. My idea: thinly sliced bacon coupled with an extended rendering. cheers, Paul
this was yummy! i marinated for about 75 minutes and i didnt have any issues with texture. The only thing i did differently was that my brown sugar had been left open and was hard, i put it in a bowl with some water to soften and drizzled it on the scallops, i think it may have made them evenn better, they were almost carmelized. this will definitely be my standard scallops recipe. (oh also super easy for anyone trying to make scallops for the first time!)
I've never rated a recipe before, although I've tried dozens, but I had to share this. I followed the recipe exactly as written. My husband, who has traveled extensively as a design engineer, said "I've eaten in restaurants all around the world and I've never had anything better than this, ever." Guess that says it all.
Rave reviews all three times I've made them. However, I have also made them on the BBQ and not in the oven and without the sprinking of brown sugar at the end.
Mmmm these were sooo good! Followed the recipe exactly except only marinated the scallops for 15 minutes. FYI 12 large scallops = 1 lb. Also, I forgot the foil on the baking sheet - made for a messy clean up, but everything still tasted great! Don't leave out the brown sugar! We actually had these for dinner and served them over arugula... when the scallops were gone, we ate the arugula as a salad! They'd also make a great party appetizer - our friends go crazy for these at weddings and now we can make them at home!
This is a great recipe! The only way I eat scallops and my family and friends love it!! Kudos!!
this is great i dont even like scallops and i love it.
The sweet/salty combo is outrageously good. I cooked the bacon for a little longer - about 15 minutes before wrapping in the scallops. I like crispy bacon. Instead of sprinkling with brown sugar I drizzled the marinade over the wrapped scallops before cooking. These are the best. I will definitely make them again.
These were very good. I wish I had cooked the bacon a bit more - as it was I had cooked it longer than what the recipe suggests.
I really enjoyed this recipe! I wish there was a way the scallops would absorb the marination a bit more. Possibly, marinating it overnight would help. I will definitely make this again!
I got such rave reviews the last time I made these that I've passed this recipe on to several people and they all say it was a hit at their latest gathering. Thank you!
Everyone absolutely loved this recipe.
These were delicious. I recommend rendering the bacon for At Least 12 minutes & plan to let it cool for 10 minutes or so before handling. The recipe as written makes too much marinade - I cut the maple syrup to a little over 1/4 c. but upped the dijon to 2-2.5 tbsp. I also tried these once with regular pancake syrup and didn't notice much of a difference in the end result. I also like to broil for 1-2 minutes at the end to further crisp the bacon. I will definitely make again - this is a nice different recipe that you can throw together quickly.
We enjoyed this recipe. ty for posting!!!
YUMMY!!! I have made bacon wrapped scallops several times but never marinated them - I will not make them any more w/out marinating the scallops - WOW! Unlike others, I did marinate mine for a bit over an hour and they were wonderful, tender, moist and the time stated cooks them perfectly. One change - I will cook the bacon a bit longer just to get a little more done, this is my personal prefrence. My fiancee couldn't stop eating them, he said they were definitely the best he had had.
Followed the recipe to the letter and they turned out amazing! My boyfriend was so impressed.
Really delicious!! Plump and juicy!! I didn't precook the bacon and put them in on broil for 15 min. The came out great!
Made without the Dijon mustard .. Yummy!
This was the tastiest dish I had in a while. Easy to make also.
I did alter this to fit my needs....but the basic idea was the same. It was fantastic! I marinated jumbo scallops in the maple syrup/soy sauce/mustard mix for about an hour. I got my charcoal grill good and got, and lined it with non-stick foil. I then grilled the scallops for about 8 minutes on each side (I like them a bit well done). So delicious :)
If you like scallops, you will love these! The sweetness of the syrup balances perfectly with the salty bacon. I have made this a few times now and I find you don't need nearly as much marinade as it calls for. I make half the marinade for the same amount of scallops. I also marinade 2-3 hours instead of just one so they soak up the maple flavour a little more.
I served these at Easter and they were a huge hit! I rendered the bacon, let it cool a little, and then wrapped the marinated scallops. I baked them at my parents' house. They transported well, cooked beautifully, and tasted amazing. It was an easy, yet decadent appetizer.
Absolutely addictive.. If scallops were less expensive, I'd cook this recipe every week. Thanks for sharing.
Made this for Christmas and they were well received. I'm not a scallop person but my husband is. I skipped the syrup to decrease calories and it still was good. It's a little messy trying to wrap and cut the bacon, but will make again
yummy. my man loved this. and i like sweet and salty
Love these! Make them for special events. Made these for a romantic Valentines dinner. Wouldn't change a thing recipe perfect as is.
How does this recipe only have 100 reviews!? These scallops wrapped in bacon are the best I've ever tried. I always fear that scallops will become chewy, but soaking them really did the trick. Same with cooking the bacon beforehand for several minutes. A couple of woman made "I've never precooked the bacon/soaked the scallops" remarks, but the finished product spoke for itself. Flavorful, moist scallops with crispy bacon - YUM. One reviewer made a comment about how over-marinating the scallops gave it a funny taste and 20 minutes was sufficient, but mine marinated for about 90 minutes and it definitely didn't affect the taste. Sidenote: for reference, I used Grade B maple syrup (what I had on hand) and the dijon with chardonnay.
These are very easy and delicious! I am not comfortable cooking seafood, but this looked too good to not at least try... So glad I did! I marinated about 30 minutes and they had perfect flavoring!
Wonderful! I followed the directions exactly (except I didn't cut the scallops in half and I only made 6 for 2 people) and they were absolutely delicious. This is my 'go to' scallops recipe from now on!
Although the recipe was tasty when I was finally finished, it was very expensive to make and I really felt STUPID as I was making it. How do you handle hot bacon (if precooking according to so many suggestions) to wrap around the scallop? Each of my scallops ended up with AT LEAST two toothpicks and were relatively unattractive! Does this recipe really call for REAL maple syrup? That stuff is expensive and then after marinating, I just dumped it in the trash? Did anyone have success with imitation pancake syrup in this recipe? I don't think I'll make this again.
Bought a $9 bag of medium-sized scallops at walmart and some oscar meyer TURKEY bacon....followed the recipe to a T and they were A_MAZ_ING! Definitely going to make on a regular basis!
Made for New Years Eve 2013 @ P&D's. Partially pre-cooking bacon worked well.
Made without the Dijon mustard for family, and they quickly dissappeared.. Yummy!
i don't care for scallops myself so i made these for my fiance when he got deal on a box from a frozen foods locker. He devoured them!
So Easy! and So Tasty! There was no way you can mess this up and everyone raved, great easy party food
This is wonderful and easy. I followed the recipe to the letter except I substituted mesquite honey for the brown sugar and broiled them on each side for 2 minutes. Fabulous!
VERY GOOD! I partially cooked the bacon on the stove top, then wrapped the scallops and put them under the broiler, basting several times, resulting in crispy bacon and tender scallops. Thank you Gabsmom for sharing your recipe!
Very tasty! Will make again when we have company over.
Always a favorite
Wow, my husband, who would never eat a scallop, said these were great! The only thing I am going to do differently next time is to marinate them overnight. One hour in the marinade didn't do it justice.
So good! I didn't add the brown sugar before baking but they were still plenty sweet!
What can I say except perfectly delicious!!
I'm not a big fan of scallops, but after trying this recipe, I've changed my mind. As other reviewers suggested, I halved the marinade, and there was lots. I marinated for about 2 hours. I also rendered the bacon for 15 min, as I've done bacon wrapped scallops before and the scallops are usually done before the bacon is cooked.... and you don't want to overcook the scallops or they will be tough...worked out perfect. The bacon was not too crispy/salty and the scallops were soft/sweet and tender. Will definitely be impressing guests with this one.
Marinated for 30 minutes. Wrapped in Apple wood bacon. Came out FANTASTIC!!
Simple and delicious!
OMG - everyone scoffed these wonderful scallops. I thought all the maple syrup and brown sugar would make it too sweet but it was delicious!
I made them just as written, and we all loved them as a Thanksgiving appetizer.
Everyone LOVES these, my husband gets bacon wrapped scallops at every restaurant that has them and he says that these are the best he's ever had! Just make sure to cool the bacon well before wrapping, the first time i didn't let them cook long enough for fear of them burning but they really don't cook much under the broiler... I had to unwrap them all and cook the bacon longer(didn't want to over cook the scallops)
Delicious. Sweet but not too sweet. I did forget the brown sugar but didn't miss it. I think its important to use a good bacon- I love applegates sunday bacon -good amount of smoky flavor and thin so it crisps well. I didn't have any issues with chewiness but i had really large fresh scallops right off the boat- definitely bigger than store scallops usually are.
This are incredibly delicious! Very easy to make. I made ten large scallops and scaled the servings to 4 and it came out perfect. However I only marinated my scallop for 30 mins.
Followed this recipe exactly (except I used regular bacon - not smoked). The recipe is wonderful as is. Quick, easy and delicious!
Very yummy. We cooked the bacon in a frying pan with extra virgin olive oil, leaving it pliable. Next we wrapped the scallops each in a piece of bacon, didn't need toothpicks. Put in the oven and used a thermometer to make sure the scallops didn't go above 145 degrees. We made the sauce separate and didn't use brown sugar. It was very sweet as is - almost too sweet, but I didn't use measure spoons/cups. Also sauteed some mushrooms and almonds as a garnish.
This is my boyfriend's favorite dish! So easy and yet soooo yummy!
Delish flavors from the marinade and the smokiness from the bacon make these delicate scallops absolutely succulent! Everything I've read and experienced with marinating seafood, an hour is far too long. Instead, I allowed my scallops & shrimp to marinate long enough for the oven to preheat and the bacon to bake for the first 8 min... long enough. Although my thick slices of bacon did not crisp up like I prefer, its flavors certainly did wonders for both the scallops and shrimp I used in this recipe. I did not find the sugar to be necessary, as it's plenty sweet and so much flavor already...but add it if you wish, it certainly doesn't hurt! Yum! Good recipe find!
This was good - and I don't like seafood very much. I think marinating it longer would have made it 5 stars. I will make it again soon.
very good, My husband and son couldn't get enough of them.
Followed recipe exactly except used whole strips of bacon and left scallops whole. Got THICK slices of preservative-free bacon fresh at the deli counter. Husband and in-laws loved it! (served it as part of main course, but really should be an appetizer) Even asked for me to get more bacon since it was so much better than the stuff in the package. You can control the thickness if they slice it for you. WILL be making this again.
Very easy and impressive. I do think I would marinate them just a bit longer next time. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Used bbq sauce vs maple syrup ( didn't have on hand) and they were wonderful. Cooking time was spot on! Something you usually have to fudge with especially on seafood. Look forward to making again.
Very tasty! Prepared exactly as directed but only marinated for about 45 minutes which was perfect for us - the scallops didn't lose their texture and retained their distinctive taste. Will definitely make again.
this was a HIT! VERY yummy ! I did not use the mustard and i only marinated scallops for 15 mins, and that was plenty!
Excellent. Easy, elegant and delicious.
i made this last week as a trial run for christmas eve i thought it was delicious!!! quick and easy and sooooo tasty!godd luck everyone...its a keeper! ps i marinated it for 2 1/2 hours i think 3 hours is more then enough time.....but can someone please tell me why do u have to cute them in half? i think they would look better whole...is it to save money> i guess... but anyway it only matters if it taste good! merry christmas!
These were great! I only marinated the scallops for about 20 minutes and they had a really nice flavor. I ended up cooking them over a grill outside for about 15 minutes and they were perfect!
Made these for the first time tonight... they are so good! I marinated the scallops for 20 minutes, and I actually think I would prefer them to be a little sweeter so next time I will for 30 minutes. I did not have dijon mustard, but stone ground and it tasted fine. I was concerned about that, but it really tastes yummy! Think of bacon wrapped smokies... similar taste!
I use this recipe almost everytime I make scallops ... Its that good. Occasionally I add a some orange cognac to this recipe for a different twist on it.
I have been looking for a good scallop/bacon wrapped recipe for a long time. This is it. Excellent.
So Easy, so tasty