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Scallops Wrapped in Spiced Bacon

An appetizer that’s easy to prepare. Scallops are wrapped in bacon coated with cayenne, curry powder and brown sugar, and broiled to perfection. It delivers a little kick, and tastes like it’s harder to make than it is.


  • 1.Preheat broiler. If necessary, remove ligament from scallop. Cut scallops in half.
  • 2.Brown bacon in a heavy skillet over medium heat (until edges brown, but it is still flexible). Place bacon on paper towels; pat and leave to cool.
  • 3.Stir together brown sugar, cayenne and curry in a medium bowl.
  • 4.Cut bacon in half, so two equal lengths.
  • 5.Coat evenly on both sides with sugar mixture, pressing to help it adhere. Place a scallop half on each slice of coated bacon; wrap scallop with bacon strip and secure with a toothpick.
  • 6.Lightly oil the top of a broiler pan, and place wrapped scallops on pan.
  • 7.Broil about 5 inches from heat until bacon is browned, and scallops are opaque (about 5-6 minutes); turn and broil another 5-6 minutes. Remove and serve.


  • 12 sea scallops, about 1 pound
  • 6 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon organic ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic curry powder
  • 12 slices bacon (about 3/4 pound), thawed
  • 24 toothpicks