No one needs an excuse to wrap their food in bacon, but creating bacon-wrapped scallops is one such scenario that is not only a no-brainer from a flavor standpoint, but the process is beneficial to creating succulent, tender scallops when on the grill. These delicate little bivalve mollusks, when served traditionally pan-seared, only require a short period to cook, but the bacon insulates the scallop from the harsh temperatures of the grill, slowing down the cooking process and self-basting them in rendered bacon fat as they cook.
Damon’s all-in-one surf and turf appetizer only takes a few minutes to prepare but will have your guests clambering for more. While the recipe only calls for about a pound of scallops, you may want to double the recipe if grilling for family or friends – these will not last long!
This recipe is courtesy of Croix Valley Foods grillmaster Damon Holter. More can be found at www.CroixValleyFoods.com.