Bacon Wrapped Scallops

To most of us here in the US this is a fairly common appetizer, but the reality is that this is a very special treat, or dinner if you really think about it. The ingredients are amazing and so different, and the tastes that they create together are an absolute marriage of love and compliment. Preparation of this dish is somewhat tedious, but if made with love and care, the flavors will be double fold delicious. So try and give this a swirl for whatever occasion you like and enjoy each bite. This dish is shown with some green and white asparagus, drizzled with Tamarind Glaze. This dish will serve 3 – 4.


Ingredients that you’ll need for this beautiful dish:

Preparation:

Rinse scallops with running cold water, pat dry with paper towels.  Cut each bacon slice in half and wrap each half around a scallop, securing with a toothpick.  Heat butter on medium-high heat in large cast iron pan. Place scallops in cast iron pan an cook 4-5 minutes per side for a total of 8 to 10 minutes, or until scallops are golden brown throughout.  Use tongs to turn scallops frequently to cook and brown evenly. We keep ours in the oven on 200 F degrees warm until all of them are ready to serve. We also remove the toothpicks prior to serving, but you can let your guests remove them as well. Either way they rock.
Happy Cooking! Jo n Henry
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