Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops

I’m going to share two recipes today for Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops!

We had this meal a couple of weeks ago. This protein-rich meal started with bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was some freshly squeezed lemon juice once the bacon was brown and crispy from the grill.

Next, we grilled red snapper and brushed it with Al’s Stolen Fish Sauce, made of Worcestershire sauce, butter, and lemon juice. It was the first time either of us had eaten red snapper. We loved the texture of this fish because it was dense and meaty versus some fish that are flaky.

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

So now, I’m going to share with you how the Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops!

First, I’ll tell you about how we made the bacon wrapped scallops.

For this, you will need some toothpicks, so if you don’t have any, you’ll need to purchase some.

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Light your charcoal grill approximately 30 minutes, or 10 minutes before with a gas smoker, before you want to start making your bacon wrapped scallops.

Wrap 1 slice of bacon around each scallop. Use toothpicks to secure the bacon around the scallop.

When the grill is hot, brush the grates lightly with oil, then place the scallops on the grill over indirect heat. Cook, turning only once until your bacon is cooked to the doneness you prefer.

Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

COOKING NOTES:

  • As far as marinades or sauces go feel free to use them on the scallops. We don’t like to mask the true taste of these wonderful jewels of the sea! It’s whatever floats YOUR boat! 🙂
  • Ours cooked at least 30 minutes. We like our bacon done, but not done to death. The scallop is usually opaque are ready when the bacon is cooked. 
  • If your bacon is too far away from the fire in your grill and doesn’t seem to be getting cooked, move them closer to ensure they get fully cooked.

 

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Now I’m going to tell you about the Grilled Red Snapper:

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

Lay the snapper on an oiled grill grate over direct heat, flesh side down and Brush with fish sauce.

Cook for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Flip the snapper over to the skin side. Cook until opaque and fish is flaky, turning only that one time.

Brush fish sauce over the fish a few times during cooking, about 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

You can do both the Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops at the same time, setting up the grill for indirect heat and putting each over the heat as needed.

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com

I hope you see how wonderfully easy making grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops is to make. The next time you have friends and family over, light that grill and serve them grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. They’ll love it!

P.S. The grilled corn can go on the grill with the Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops too!

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com
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Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was some freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon wrapped, grilled, Scallops, Shellfish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 102kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 sea scallops
  • 6 toothpicks one for each scallop
  • fresh lemon wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Light your charcoal smoker approximately 30 minutes, or 10 minutes before with a gas smoker, before you want to start making your bacon wrapped scallops.
  • Wrap 1 slice of bacon around each scallop. Use toothpicks to secure the bacon around the scallop.
  • Place the bacon wrapped scallops onto the grill over indirect heat.
  • When the grill is hot, brush the grates lightly with oil, then place the scallops on the grill over indirect heat. Cook, turning only once until your bacon is cooked to the doneness you prefer.
  • Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Notes

As far as marinades or sauces go feel free to use them on the scallops. We don't like to mask the true taste of these wonderful jewels of the sea! It's whatever floats YOUR boat! 
Ours cooked at least 30 minutes. We like our bacon done, but not done to death. The scallop is usually opaque are ready when the bacon is cooked.
If your bacon is too far away from the fire in your grill and doesn't seem to be getting cooked, move them closer to ensure they get fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 74mg | Iron: 0.8%
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Recipes for preparing grilled red snapper and bacon wrapped scallops. The only seasoning needed was freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce. | TheMountainKitchen.com
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Grilled Red Snapper

Recipe for preparing grilled red snapper. The only seasoning needed was some freshly squeezed lemon juice and Al's Stolen Fish Sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled Fish, Red Snapper, Seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 281kcal
Author David & Debbie Spivey

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Lay the snapper onto a oiled grill grate over direct heat, flesh side down and Brush with fish sauce. Cook for approximately 5-10 minutes.
  • Flip the snapper over to the skin side. Cook until opaque and fish is flaky, turning only that one time.
  • Brush fish sauce over the fish a few times during cooking, about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillet.

Nutrition

Calories: 281kcal | Protein: 46g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 945mg | Vitamin A: 4.8% | Vitamin C: 4.4% | Calcium: 7.3% | Iron: 2.3%
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6 thoughts on “Grilled Red Snapper and Bacon Wrapped Scallops”

  • Looooove scallops they are my favourite! Red red snapper is delicious! last time I had it was in Florida – trickier to get up here but I have seen it in the bigger stores …. definitely not available in Bolton where I work ….but Captain high-liner fish sticks? No problem lol

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    • LOL, Cindy! I get the feeling Captain High-Liner Fish Sticks are like cat food in comparison? Loved how seafood was so readily available down in Florida when we went this Spring!!

  • Now, you are on to something! I love Seafood any type, any time. My State of Florida (and the Fresh Seafood Market) has it all! Yes, great job guys! I do love a good steak every now and then too! Cheryl

    • Thanks, Cheryl! When David and I came down to Your State of Florida, we loved how readily available the fresh seafood was. Tried to fit it into every meal! 🙂

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