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Sweet & Smokey Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 scallops 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American


The ultimate savory app. Bacon-wrapped scallops coated with brown sugar and paprika. Broiled for a caramelized, smokey finish.


  • 12 medium-sized scallops, side muscle removed and patted dry
  • 1 pound regular cut bacon (not thick or thin sliced)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  •  Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven broiler to high broil. If you don’t have a broil setting on your oven, turn to 500 °F. Note, broilers heat up fast so you may only need to turn the broiler on for 5 minutes before using.
  2. Find the small flap of side muscle on the scallop and tear it off and discard, pat scallops dry with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar and paprika in a small bowl and mix until combined. if you want more smoke and heat, use 2 teaspoons of paprika. Set aside.
  4. Slice bacon strips in half with a knife. 1 slice will wrap 2 scallops. Rub each side of the bacon slices with just enough brown sugar/paprika mix to coat them. It should adhere nicely.
  5. Wrap each scallop with half a slice of bacon and secure the two ends with a toothpick. You want the toothpick to pierce through both sides.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet wrapped in foil. A baking sheet with edges is best to prevent juices from spilling in the oven. The foil prevents pan scorching from sugar.
  7. Broil on high, roughly 8 inches from the heat source for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Flipping is optional but I’ve found that it helps prevent 1 side from getting too charred under the broiler.
  8. Let cool and serve.


  • Serving Size: 2 scallops
  • Calories: 276
  • Sugar: 4.4g
  • Sodium: 976mg
  • Fat: 16.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.6g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 24.2g
  • Cholesterol: 62mg

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