Recipe: Spicy Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

Ingredients

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 10 sea scallops
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

 

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Wrap each slice of bacon around one sea scallop and secure with a toothpick. Season with Cajun seasoning.
  3. 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.

Pro Tip:

“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.”

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