Bourbon-Bacon Scallops

These were actually surprisingly tasty. I expected that with the small amount of marinade and short marinating time they wouldn’t have much more than the original scallop taste, but they definitely had more than that. Of course anything is made better by adding bacon, but the bacon really did compliment the flavour combination well and having scallops is a nice depart from the usual dinner fare. Even my 2 year old ate them!

3 tablespoons finely sliced green onions
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 lbs large sea scallops
1 lb sliced bacon

In a medium size bowl combine the green onions, bourbon, maple syrup, soy sauce, mustard, and pepper.

Add the scallops, toss them to coat thoroughly, then cover the bowl with cling wrap and put them in the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.

Wrap each scallop in a slice of bacon and position them on skewers over a baking sheet. I actually got a little lazy and didn’t trim the bacon to the right size and it ended up overlapping around the scallop which caused the bacon to not crisp properly. If I were you I would learn from my laziness and trim your bacon. :)

Place the baking sheet under your broiler for 8 minutes or until the bacon is crisp and the scallops are done, basting occasionally with the leftover marinade. Your cooking time will vary depending on the size of your scallops.

Serve with the sides of your choice. As you can see from a lot of my photos on various recipes, salad and French bread is common in our house simply because it is quick, easy, and my kids will eat it. We like to jazz up the greens a bit with some thinly sliced red onion, a sprinkling of crumbled feta, and a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Bon apetit and have a great weekend!

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