Bacon wrapped scallops are an easy and impressive appetizer that can be ready to eat in just a few minutes! They only require five simple ingredients, toothpicks for structure and a hot grill. It’s a truly impressive meal with very little effort.
This recipe yields approximately two dozen bacon wrapped scallops, making it a wonderful appetizer option for entertaining a small party. You could also pair these scallops with a small side salad and enjoy them as a light and refreshing dinner.
Gas or charcoal grill
2 pounds fresh sea scallops
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
24 slices of bacon, medium-thick or regular cut
Remove scallops from packaging. Remove the small side muscle from the scallops, then rinse with cold water; pat dry with paper towels.
Once scallops have been thoroughly dried, season both sides generously with salt and pepper. Brush each side with a little olive oil.
Wrap each scallop in a slice of bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick.
Cook for 2 minutes over the direct heat, then flip the scallops and cook them for an additional 2 minutes. Once they’ve seared, move the scallops over to the side of the grate opposite the coals and let them cook with the lid closed for 4-5 more minutes, or until the bacon looks crispy and brown. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.