I like my bacon-wrapped scallops a little spicy, so I added a kick to them. I often prepare these for my husband for our date nights and serve them with steak.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Arrange bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until lightly browned but still pliable, about 5 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on paper towels.

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  • Wrap each slice of bacon around one sea scallop and secure with a toothpick. Season with Cajun seasoning.

  • Heat olive oil in a clean skillet over medium-high heat; sear scallops until golden and bacon is crisp, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Squeeze lemon over scallops. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

198.4 calories; 21.1 g protein; 3.1 g carbohydrates; 54.4 mg cholesterol; 683 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Very nice and oh so quick. Here is a secret to a good sear on the scallops. Get your pan screaming hot - I used Grape Seed oil, as it has a high smoke point - place your wrapped scallops into the pan - don't over crowd them - and DO NOT MOVE them. The temptation is to shake and move the scallops around but hands off! About 3 minutes, give them a flip and the same thing with the other side. Let them sear without moving them. Have everything else for dinner ready and waiting. I served these with a lovely salad with sliced oranges, red onion, baby lettuce and sliced mushrooms. What a perfect meal. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2015
Disappointed. Had for New Years Eve & the bacon took over in flavor. You didn't even taste the scallop. With the price of scallops we'll stick to other recipes to use. It was quick & easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Very nice and oh so quick. Here is a secret to a good sear on the scallops. Get your pan screaming hot - I used Grape Seed oil, as it has a high smoke point - place your wrapped scallops into the pan - don't over crowd them - and DO NOT MOVE them. The temptation is to shake and move the scallops around but hands off! About 3 minutes, give them a flip and the same thing with the other side. Let them sear without moving them. Have everything else for dinner ready and waiting. I served these with a lovely salad with sliced oranges, red onion, baby lettuce and sliced mushrooms. What a perfect meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2012
Very nice and oh so quick. Here is a secret to a good sear on the scallops. Get your pan screaming hot - I used Grape Seed oil, as it has a high smoke point - place your wrapped scallops into the pan - don't over crowd them - and DO NOT MOVE them. The temptation is to shake and move the scallops around but hands off! About 3 minutes, give them a flip and the same thing with the other side. Let them sear without moving them. Have everything else for dinner ready and waiting. I served these with a lovely salad with sliced oranges, red onion, baby lettuce and sliced mushrooms. What a perfect meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
These were fantastic and went together perfectly with an asparagus risotto. We didn't have a cajun seasoning mix on hand so we used the allrecipes Simple Cajun Seasoning recipe with garlic powder and onion powder as other users suggested. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2014
The Baking Nana instructions of not moving the scallops was perfect. These were a huge hit at my family party this weekend. Very tasty and very easy. We used our 1000W microwave to pre-cook the bacon. We had 4 slices on a plate for 2:30 on high. Then when searing in the oil, they became perfectly crispy. We made about 20 scallops at a time. Will do this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2014
It would be dangerous to use the amount of Cajun seasoning as directed as it would dominate the taste of the sweet, delicately flavored scallops. I used only a light dusting which gave them just the right amount of spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
This was easy and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and was pleased! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2014
Delicious. A crowd pleaser. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
The best ever!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2013
YUMMY!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
This is execellent. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/02/2015
Disappointed. Had for New Years Eve & the bacon took over in flavor. You didn't even taste the scallop. With the price of scallops we'll stick to other recipes to use. It was quick & easy to make. Read More
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