4 Servings

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops


  • 12 large sea scallops (fresh or thawed if frozen)
  • 6-12 slices of bacon (depending on the size of the scallops and your bacon preference)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 wooden toothpicks or metal skewers (if using wooden toothpicks, soak them in water for 15 minutes to prevent burning)


  1. Prepare the Scallops: Pat scallops dry with paper towels and remove the tough muscle (if present) from the side of each scallop. 

  2. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 425°F.

  3. Wrap the Scallops: Take each scallop and wrap it with a slice of bacon. If the bacon slices are too long, cut them in half and use half a slice for each scallop. Insert a wooden toothpick through the bacon and into the scallop to prevent the bacon from unraveling during cooking.

  4. Place Scallops in the Oven: Arrange the scallops on a baking sheet and roast for approximately 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. 

  5. Serve and Enjoy: Remove the scallops from oven to let them cool. Once cooled, place the scallops on a serving platter and enjoy!