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Food: Feast of Seven Fishes #2 – Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

December 12, 2011

For my second Feast of Seven Fishes dish, I wanted to use scallops while continuing to work on my appetizer pledge. Bacon-wrapped scallops have just two ingredients (guess which two) but they do require a bit of finesse. I don’t like to use toothpicks, so I add an extra pan-frying step to the process.

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops: (serves 4, assumes 2 large scallops (4 pieces) per person)
8 sea scallops (the bigger scallops), cleaned and cut in half
1 package bacon strips, your choice

Preheat oven to 350. Lay bacon on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the bacon from the oven and let cool slightly. Wrap each 1/2 scallop with 1 piece of bacon. Heat a few tbsps olive oil in a saute pan until hot, then, in batches of 4, add scallops to the pan (seam of bacon side down) and cook for 1 minute on each side. Remove from the pan and place on baking sheet. Once all scallops are seared, put baking sheet in the oven (still at 350) to finish cooking, 3 to 5 minutes. Voila.

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  1. Pat permalink
    December 12, 2011 11:39 am

    These are beautiful!

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