Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe – Rosemary Lemon Garlic Butter

Bacon Wrapped Scallops Recipe – Rosemary Lemon Garlic Butter

In the continuing adventure to try things wrapped in bacon my wife was wanting some fish so we thought we would wrap some scallops in bacon and give it a go – I have never had them before or have made them but I have heard of others doing it so it was not a complete unknown – I had cooked scallops once before as we usually opt for fish or shrimp – These were wonderful and I look forward to having them again real soon – I think these are a great starter as well – as long as you stick with the smaller scallops the larger scallops lend themselves to a better size for a main course.

BACON WRAPPED SCALLOPS RECIPE

WHAT YOU NEED:
Scallops – These were U-15 you can use half a bacon strip U-15s –  for U-10s you may want to use the entire strip
Package of your favorite bacon
2 Lemons
4 Garlic cloves
2 Big Stalks of Rosemary
Good Olive Oil
2 Sticks Butter

TOTAL TIME: 30 Minutes
PREP TIME: 10 Minutes
COOK TIME: 20 Minutes

-First I cook the bacon in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes to partially cook them – remove them after 10 minutes making sure they are still flexible
-Tear the bacon in half wrapping one half around a scallop – secure the bacon to the scallop with a  toothpick
-Melt 2 Sticks of Butter with 4 Minced Garlic Cloves add a little salt and pepper making Garlic Butter
-Place in a broiler pan – Drizzle Olive oil over scallops and season with salt and pepper – Place lemon slices and Rosemary under scallops as they cook
– Broil Scallops for 4-5 Minutes
– Flip scallops liberally basting both sides with the garlic butter – Cook another 4-5 minutes
– Remove and baste again with garlic butter – Reduce pan juices in a sautee pan  for a few minutes and use as a sauce – It’s Killer!
– Remove toothpicks and Enjoy – Serve on top of Rosemary bunch and Lemon Slice – drizzle reduced pan juices over scallops