Sunday, January 27, 2008

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

These taste incredible! They make a great appetizer, side-dish, or main dish. I love to serve them with steak filets for a surf-and-turf dinner.




Ingredients

12 large sea scallops, trimmed and well drained
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon grill seasoning or coarse salt and black pepper
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
12 slices center cut or applewood smoked bacon, cut in 1/2
Toothpicks

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Place scallops in a shallow dish or bowl. Dress seafood with lime juice, a generous drizzle of olive oil, grill seasoning and hot pepper flakes. Wrap each scallop with a half slice of bacon. Wrap the bacon around the outside of each scallop. Fasten bacon in place as necessary with picks.
Arrange the scallops on a slotted baking pan, such as a broiler pan, to allow draining while bacon crisps. Bake scallops 10 to 14 minutes, until scallops are opaque and bacon is crisp.

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