This best marinated bacon wrapped scallops recipe is so outstanding that when you serve it to your guests, they are going to feel so special.
Among my all time favorite things in this world are these best marinated bacon wrapped scallops. Seriously.
I love me some scallops!
And when I marinate those delicious round delectable nuggets and then wrap them in bacon – yowza! There is a party going on and everyone is invited!
The only thing in my mind that rivals my love for bacon wrapped scallops is my love for bacon wrapped chicken livers, but that is a totally different blog post, my friends.
I had been eating bacon wrapped chicken livers forever. It was such a delicacy for me. When I moved away to college, I brought along my trusty toaster oven and yes folks, I made myself bacon wrapped chicken livers – in my dorm room! – more times than I’d like to admit.
I always wondered what the other residents on the floor thought when I squirreled myself away in my room and chowed down on those bacon wrapped goodies.
A few years after I graduated, I attended a wedding. Before the meal, waitstaff were walking around with platters of bacon wrapped appetizers and I thought, ‘SCORE!’ But then I noticed something white in the middle of the bacon. Say what? Since when were chicken livers white?!
I snatched one off the waiter’s tray and popped it in my mouth. ‘SCALLOPS?!’ I screamed out in my head.
Double trouble score!!
I’ve been making both of those bacon wrapped goodies ever since.
The rest is history.
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On to the best marinated bacon wrapped scallops recipe
I bought one pound of the HUGE sea scallops! Look at those babies! I had to cut them in half to wrap them because of their size, but they are tender and delicious. I buy sea scallops when I can.
I gather the marinating ingredients: soy sauce, maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic powder.
I add the scallops and the rest of the ingredients to a stainless steel mixing bowl and mix them together to coat all the scallops.
I place the mixture into a glass container.
I cover it and place it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes. I take the container out and stir it and place it back in the fridge for another 15 minutes.
While I’m waiting those agonizingly long 30 minutes, I preheat the oven to 375. I grab a jellyroll pan and line it with foil. I place my bacon on the pan and bake it for 8 minutes. You want it to be somewhat cooked but not fully cooked and hard to roll.
I place the cooked bacon on some paper towels to soak up some of the grease.
Next, I cut the bacon in half and start to roll the scallops up in them, using a toothpick to secure the bacon.
I replace the foil on the jellyroll pan and line the wrapped scallops on it.
I bake the scallops for 8 minutes and flip them and bake them for another 7 minutes. (So 15 minutes total.)
Yay they are done.
Time to plate the Best Marinated Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Doesn’t that look delish? One of the things I love about marinating the scallops is that it flavors them so nicely. This marinade is a great balance between sweet and salty – a perfect combo for scallops!
Here’s another angle of the plated scallops.
Enough waiting already!! Time for me to take a bite!!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe!
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These bacon wrapped scallops are marinated in a perfectly balanced sweet and salty marinade and baked to perfection!
- 1 pound sea scallops, cut in half if too big
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 10- 12 slices of bacon
- Rinse and pat your scallops dry, place in a medium stainless steel mixing bowl
- Add soy sauce, maple syrup, mustard and garlic powder
- Mix together
- Place in a glass container with a lid and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, stirring once at 15 minutes
- Preheat oven to 375
- Line a jellyroll pan with foil and line the bacon on the foil
- Bake for 8 minutes
- Remove bacon onto a paper towel and blot the grease off
- Re-line the jellyroll pan with foil
- Cut the bacon in half and wrap a scallop in each half. Secure with a toothpick
- Line all the wrapped scallops on the foil
- Bake for 8 minutes, turn scallops and bake for 7 more minutes
- Place all the bacon wrapped scallops on a platter
- Pretend a waiter walked by serving you
- Place a few on your plate
- Lift one to your mouth and gently bite into it
Makes 20 scallops
- Serving Size: 4 scallops
- Calories: 391