Scallops Wrapped in Spiced Bacon


Scallops Wrapped in Spiced Bacon

This has become one of my more popular "apps". It delivers a little kick, (and tastes like it takes more time to prepare than it does).
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 lb sea scallops
  • 6 tbsp brown sugar dark
  • 3/4 tbsp organic ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tbsp organic curry powder
  • 12 slices bacon about 3/4 lb
  • 24 toothpicks


  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, shorter lengths). 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.
  5. Lightly oil the top of a broiler pan, and place wrapped scallops on pan. 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.