(Closed) Bacon Wrapped Scallops? Help!

posted 10 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I second the waterchestnuts or try weeines, both are amazing!

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I know the younger generations might not like it but my Grandmother always did bacon wrapped chicken livers and they were AMAZING!

Post # 19
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Our go to appy is cream cheese stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon.

Cut tops off jalapenos and slice in half to make boats. Take out more or less seeds depending on your desired heat level and stuff each boat with cream cheese (we use Philadelphia herb and garlic), wrap bacon around each stuffed boat and secure with a toothpick. Bake at 400 until bacon is crispy. It really is that easy (and much less expensive, especially if you buy the jalapenos at a dedicated fruit and veg store). Everytime we bring these babies to a party, they disappear in less than 10 minutes!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MissBoPeep: i know you’re set on the chestnuts and brie but if you have to make a smaller portion in the future, i know a lot of asian supermarkets have scallops for much cheaper compared to safeway or wholefoods. hope that helps! my local korean supermarket had them for 7.99 last week. (i’m in california so not sure if that’s applicable to whereever you are…)

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MissBoPeep: I personally LOVE bacon wrapped scallops, but I can only eat 1 or 2 since they’re so sinfully rich and delicious. My mom makes them for Thanksgiving and Christmas and what she does is

1) get the larger scallops and cut them in half. You don’t need a giant biteful of scallop because otherwise you can’t eat it all at once. The smaller ones are just sweeter and more delicious and will work just as well.

2) buy the cheap bacon, you don’t need the name brand, I buy the store brand 99& of the time. Also, depending on the size, you can cut the bacon in half and most packs of bacon have 15-18 slices, so you’d have enough for 30 pieces of scallop. Don’t buy the center cut bacon, it’s smaller pieces.

3) pre-cook the bacon slightly beforehand so all you have to do is assemble then fry up because you don’t need to leave the scallops in the pan for very long. You’ll need to toothpick it all to stay together

 

I’m not sure where in New England you are, but if you can find a local seafood market or a butchershop, chances are you can get a better price on the scallops. And check each grocery store in your area, not just the main one you frequent.

 

If worse comes to worse.. Maple Bacon wrapped around Pineapple chunks… delicious!

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