Saturday, January 7, 2012

My New Dish - Bacon Wrapped Scallops

This year I decided to have a seafood feast at home for New Year's Eve.  I love seafood and as I looked through the selection of seafood available at the Wharf in DC, I for some reason was drawn to the scallops.

Every once in a while I would order scallops if I am out to dinner, so I thought I could give cooking them a try....especially since I am trying to build up my cooking resume.

So, I got a pound of scallops (along with some shrimp and crab legs) and headed home.  I found several recipes online for making Bacon Wrapped I made up my own rendition that combined a couple of recipes I found online.

So here is what I did:

  • Rinse of the scallops in cold water and dried them off.
  • Cut a slice of bacon in half (use the thinnest cut of bacon you can find)
  • Wrap the bacon around the scallop and secure it with a toothpick
  • Sprinkle pepper over each piece
  • Broil for 10-20 minutes
  • All Done!!
I had to leave my scallops in the oven for 20 minutes because the piece of bacon that I used was a little thick. The thinner the bacon, the less time you have to leave them in the over, the more tender the scallops will be.

Some recipes suggested cooking the bacon some before wrapping the scallops....that is another great way to reduce the amount of time the scallops are in the over.

I am looking forward to making this as an appetizer...maybe for a dinner party

What new dish did you try a new dish for the holidays?

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