Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon Recipe -
Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon Recipe

Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

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"This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone!"

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Original recipe makes 24 pieces Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins

    1 hr 33 mins


  1. Stir together maple syrup, soy sauce, and Dijon mustard in a bowl until smooth. Add the scallops, and toss to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil.
  3. Arrange bacon pieces on baking sheet so they do not overlap. Bake in preheated oven until some of the grease has rendered out of the bacon; the bacon should still be very soft and pliable, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon from the baking sheet and pat with paper towels to remove excess grease. Drain or wipe grease from the baking sheet.
  4. Wrap each scallop piece with a piece of bacon, and secure with a toothpick. Place onto baking sheet. Sprinkle the scallops with brown sugar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the scallops are opaque and the bacon is crisp, 10 to 15 minutes, turning once.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 20, 2011

Absolutely Divine!!! This is the easiest most forgiving recipe for scallops I have found! Our family loves, loves, loves these.... Simple, quick and convenient for a weeknight supper as for the company table. A note of caution for those that don't normally cook scallops: Do not over marinate as they will turn rubbery. Try this, I GUARANTEE you will not be disappointed!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2008

while the marinade was fantastic, the scallops were not a hit at my recent dinner party. not too difficult to make at all,when following the time to a "T" the scallops did not come out chewy! would be a great recipe to add for those who love to try new food, or love all varieties of seafood. not a great choice with finicky, choosy, or nervous eaters.

Jun 23, 2008

I make these every so often to ensure I don't get tired of them and they're awesome. I don't use the mustard because I've never liked it, and I think they turn out really well without it. My only advice would be not to over-marinade the scallops; 20 minutes would be fine. Otherwise they have a strange texture. Thank you for your recipe!

Nov 29, 2008

I did not think this would end up good but it was!!!! I would say that you have to decide how sweat you want it and choose marinade time. Overnight gets very sweat and overly hides the seafood taste. 3 hours gets it about in the middle and still able to tast the scallops

Apr 17, 2009

This is an awesome recipe, but I would not recommend marinating the scallops as long as written - there is a high chance they'll go rubbery on you. I marinated mine for about 15 minutes and they were perfect. Thanks for the recipe!

Aug 22, 2008

This recipe is excellent! I make this all the time for dinner parties and everyone loves them. When ever I tell people the scallops are marinated, they're like "is that why they taste so good?". My husband eats these like they're going out of style which is why I have to make a ton!

Feb 20, 2009

Wow, what an excellent recipe! Plus, it was unbelievably easy. I substituted turkey bacon and sugar free maple syrup to keep it light and was thrilled with the results. I used the frozen scallops from Publix. They're great to have in handy in the freezer for a quick easy meal.

Jan 26, 2009

These were so tasty! They were sweet and savory and we served them nice and hot. They are almost a melt in your mouth texture. Everyone kept asking if there were more long after they had all been eaten. Use a good quality thick cut bacon for the best results. Though any bacon will still work. These will be a huge hit with anyone who like bacon or scallops. You have got to try these!


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  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 270 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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