If you love Grilled Seafood Recipes then you are going to love these Bacon Wrapped Scallops on the Grill. The perfect date night in meal.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops on skewers on a platter
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If you have tried our Scallops on Blackstone Recipe then you know this bacon-wrapped scallops is going to be delicious. Adding the bacon gives the scallops so much flavor and perfect served for a weeknight meal.

We love wrapping bacon around Shrimp, Pork Chops and even on Pineapple. It locks in the juices for amazing taste. If you are a fan of scallops then this recipe is for you.

Why This Recipe Works:

We love to cook seafood for on the grill. These bacon wrapped scallops have been become a family favorite because they are quick and easy to make.

The seasoning is simple and the smoky flavor of the scallops makes for a delicious meal idea.

Ingredients: 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops ingredients - sea scallops, bacon, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, lemon, parsley
  • Large Sea Scallops 
  • Bacon (cut in half) 
  • Butter (melted) 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Lemon (sliced into wedges)
  • Fresh Parsley (chopped for serving) 

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Variations Ideas:

  • Spices – Feel free to change the spices to what you prefer.
  • Kabobs – We have even threaded vegetables on the skewers for a complete meal idea.

Step by Step Instructions: 

  • Step 1 – Soak wooden skewers for at least 15 minutes to 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill. 
  • Step 2 – Place the scallops, melted butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl and gently toss to coat the scallops in the butter and seasoning mixture. 
Uncooked scallops in a bowl with bowls of seasoning
  • Step 3 – Cook the bacon slices in a large skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side.  You don’t want the bacon to be crispy, you just want it slightly cooked.  
Cooking bacon in a skillet
  • Step 4 – Preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 425 degrees Fahrenheit).  
  • Step 5 – Wrap each of the scallops with a strip of bacon and place them on a wooden skewer.  Place 3 scallops onto each of the skewers so you should have 4 total skewers. 
Bacon Wrapped Scallops on skewers on a baking sheet
  • Step 6 – Brush the grill grates with oil so that the scallops do not stick while cooking. 
  • Step 7 – Then place the skewers on the grill and cook the scallops for 3-4 minutes per side. Cook until the scallops are cooked through and the bacon sides is crispy.  
Placing the bacon wrapped scallops on the grill
  • Step 8 – Remove from the grill.  Squeeze the lemon wedges on top and top with the fresh parsley.  Then the scallops are ready to serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Tips: 

  • Bacon – Do not use thick cut bacon as this will require more cook time.  
  • Wrapping Scallops – If the scallops are very large you may need a whole slice of bacon to wrap the scallops.  Adjust the number of slices of bacon as needed.  
  • Soak Skewers – To prevent the scallops from burning, make sure to soak them in water before threading the scallops.
  • Dry Scallops – We recommend drying the scallops with a paper towel before adding seasoning.
  • Cook Bacon – Make sure to cook the bacon slightly before wrapping around scallops. This ensures that the bacon is crispy and the scallops are not overcooked.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops on a platter

Serving Suggestions:

This delicious seafood dish can be served with many different side dish recipes. We like grill bake potatoes with a side salad for a complete meal idea.

This scallops recipe is even delicious served of cooked pasta with a side of grilled garlic bread.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops stacked on a platter with lemon slices

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you know when Scallops are Cooked:

Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the scallops. You will know they are cooked when the scallops are opaque not translucent.

Should Scallops be Rinsed before Cooking?

Yes, we like to watch the scallops to remove any dirt or grime. Make sure to pat dry before adding seasoning.

How to Prevent Scallops from Sticking to Grill:

To prevent the scallops from sticking to the grill, make sure to oil the grill grates.

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.  

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Bacon Wrapped Scallops on the Grill

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If you love Grilled Seafood Recipes then you are going to love these Bacon Wrapped Scallops on the Grill. The perfect date night in meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Calories 203

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Soak wooden skewers for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill.
  • Place the scallops, melted butter, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a bowl and gently toss to coat the scallops in the butter and seasoning mixture.
  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side.  You don’t want the bacon to be crispy, you just want it slightly cooked.
  • Preheat your grill over medium high heat (approximately 425 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Wrap each of the scallops with a strip of bacon and place them on a wooden skewer.  Place 3 scallops onto each of the skewers so you should have 4 total skewers.
  • Brush the grill grates with oil so that the scallops do not stick while cooking.
  • Then place the skewers on the grill and cook the scallops for 3-4 minutes per side until the scallops are cooked through and the bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from the grill.  Squeeze the lemon wedges on top and top with the fresh parsley.  Then the scallops are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Do not use thick cut bacon as this will require more cook time.  
If the scallops are very large you may need a whole slice of bacon to warp the scallops.  Adjust the number of slices of bacon as needed.  
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 203kcal, Carbohydrates 5g, Protein 10g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 40mg, Sodium 709mg, Potassium 200mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 108IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 13mg, Iron 0.5mg

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