Scallops Wrapped in Bacon


Scallops wrapped in bacon is a delicious and easy to make dish. The bacon provides a crispy and salty contrast to the sweet and tender scallops, and the dish can be served as an appetizer or main course.

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips
  • 12 large scallops
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Wrap each scallop in a bacon strip and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Place the scallops on a lightly oiled baking sheet and roast for 8-10 minutes, until the bacon is crisp and the scallops are cooked through.
  4. Squeeze the lemon over the scallops and serve immediately.

Potential Changes & Improvements

There are many ways that you can change and improve this dish. Some ideas include:

  • Using different types of bacon, such as smoked or maple
  • Adding herbs or spices to the scallops before wrapping in bacon
  • Brushing the scallops with BBQ sauce or other glazes before cooking
  • Serving the scallops with a dipping sauce on the side

What Other Foods it Works Well With

Scallops wrapped in bacon can be served with a variety of other dishes. Some good options include:

  • Roasted or mashed potatoes
  • Steamed vegetables
  • Salad
  • Rice
  • pasta

Common Mistakes

Some common mistakes that are made when making this dish include:

  • Not wrapping the bacon tightly enough around the scallops, causing the bacon to unravel during cooking
  • Not cooking the scallops long enough, resulting in chewy or undercooked scallops
  • Overcooking the scallops, resulting in dry and tough scallops

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in protein and fat. Each serving (3 scallops wrapped in bacon) contains:

  • Calories: 300
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg
  • Sodium: 580 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Protein: 23 g

Allergens:

  • Bacon
  • Scallops

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