Bacon wrapped scallops are a delicious and easy-to-make appetizer that combines tender, juicy scallops with crispy, savory bacon. This recipe involves wrapping large sea scallops with half slices of bacon, securing them with toothpicks, and then baking them (or air frying) until the bacon is crispy and the scallops are cooked through. The result is a flavor-packed dish that's perfect for entertaining or serving as a party snack. The combination of flavors and textures in this dish make it a crowd-pleaser that's sure to impress your guests.
Servings: 6 people
- Look for “dry” sea scallops, which means there is no chemicals or added water.
- Use center cut bacon because it is shorter in length. Do not use thick cut bacon.
- Adding a sprinkle of water to the pan when pre-cooking the bacon ensures it does not dehydrate and remains “wrappable”.
- 4 scallops per person makes for a hearty main course, while 2 scallops per person is a great appetizer portion.