• 8 large scallops
  • 4 pre-cooked bacon slices, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • Smoked paprika

A fancy dish that is super simple to make
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
Sometimes the best recipes are the easiest. My bacon wrapped scallops are so good and everyone thinks they are so difficult to make, but really they are incredibly simple. I love scallops. I love any type of shellfish, but scallops are just so tender and delicious. The only thing you really have to worry about when cooking them, is not to overdo it. If you do, they will be dry and tough. I use just a little seasoning and lots of butter. The bacon adds a smoky flavor and together this combination is one of my all-time favorites. I always use the pre-cooked bacon that you can find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. It is less greasy and you don’t have to worry about overcooking the scallops while you’re trying to crisp the bacon. This is a dish I usually prepare in advance and then pop in the oven right before we’re ready to eat. What could be easier?
Belle’s Bacon Wrapped Scallops
8 large scallops
4 pre-cooked bacon slices, cut in half
2 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon old bay seasoning
Smoked paprika
Rinse and pat dry the scallops with paper towels. Melt the butter and mix in the old bay seasoning. Wrap each scallop with a half piece of bacon and slide onto a metal skewer. Place the skewer on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush the scallops with the seasoned butter. Turn and brush the other side. Sprinkle with the smoked paprika. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Turn and bake another 10 minutes.