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: 0.1mg
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