Bacon is made from the sides, belly, or back of the pig and contains varying amounts of fat depending on the cut. It is cured and smoked over wood cut from apple trees, mesquite trees, or hickory trees. (Wikipedia)
One of the most delicious appetizers associated with bacon is the bacon-wrapped scallops. Try this mouth-watering recipe and surely it will kick up your appetite.
- 12 large sea scallops, cut in half
- 12 pieces of bacon, cut in half
- garlic powder
- lemon pepper (optional)
- teriyaki sauce
- cayenne pepper
- olive oil spray
- Cut large scallops in half. Wrap each scallop in half a strip of bacon and secure with a wooden toothpick. (Smaller scallops may be left whole).
- Spray lightly with olive oil spray and sprinkle with teriyaki sauce on both sides. Dust lightly with garlic powder and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
- Place in baking dish and bake at 425°F, turning once for 20 to 30 minutes or until done.
- Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
Variation: Omit teriyaki sauce and dip scallops in melted butter before wrapping them with bacon. Sprinkle chopped onions, parsley and green peppers over scallops and drizzle with olive oil before broiling.
Serve with lemon wedges. Yields about 2 dozen.
Submitted by: CM