Bacon Wrapped Scallops Pan Seared Recipe
This is hands down my favorite appetizer right now. We haven’t done a date night, oh in about 6 months. When we do we usually end up at Morton’s Steakhouse and we always start with bacon wrapped scallops. So with no date night in the near future, I threw together my own version. I have broiled these but the searing technique is so much better in my opinion. Here is my favorite pan seared bacon wrapped scallops recipe.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
1/2 lb Large Sea Scallops (I get about 6 scallops) If they are really huge like mine I suggest cutting them in halves to get 2 out of each.
1/2 teaspoon garlic
4 Tablespoons apricot preserve spread
Kosher salt & Plack cracked pepper (to taste)
Lemon wedge (garnish)
1/2 Stick of butter or oil
I cut my scallops in half and they are still about an inch tall. I gauge the height I want by the bacon. I want the bacon to wrap nicely around the scallops.
Cook bacon slices 3 -4 minutes in the microwave to get them cooked half way. Place them on a plate with a napkin.
Wrap bacon around each scallop and hold together with a toothpick. Sprinkle on cracked pepper and a dash of kosher salt.
Heat butter or oil in cast iron skillet on high heat. Once butter in nice and bubbly add scallops. Cook on each side 3 minutes or until they get a nice brown sear. Place cooked scallops on a plate. Leave the skillet on adding apricot sauce, garlic and a dash cracked pepper. Stir 2 minutes until heated through and place in a small dipping bowl.
Pan Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallops
I add a light sprinkle of lemon to the scallops and serve. This is my favorite bacon wrapped scallops recipe.