How to make it

  • Set a rack in the upper third of the oven.
  • Line the bottom of a broiler pan with foil, replace the perforated top part of the pan, and put the whole pan on the oven rack.
  • Heat the oven to 450°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, and ginger.
  • If the muscle tabs from the sides of the scallops are still attached, peel them off and discard them.
  • Cut each scallop into quarters. Marinate the scallop pieces in the soy mixture for 15 minutes.
  • Reserve the marinade.
  • To assemble, stack 2 slices of water chestnut in the center of a piece of the bacon.
  • Put a piece of scallop on top of the water chestnuts.
  • Wrap each end of the bacon over the scallop and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining bacon, water chestnuts, and scallops (you may not use all of the water chestnuts).
  • Remove the broiler pan from the oven and quickly arrange the bacon-wrapped scallops on the hot pan so that an exposed side of each scallop faces up.
  • Drizzle the scallops with the reserved marinade.
  • Bake, turning the scallops over once after 10 minutes, until the bacon is browned around the edges and the scallops are cooked through, about 15 minutes total.
  • From Fine Cooking
  • *Note* Ask for “dry” sea scallops—they haven’t been treated with a solution to maintain their shelf life, so they brown better, have a nicer texture and flavor, and tend to taste fresher than treated or “wet” scallops.
  • What I do is soak them in water to remove any salt solution for an hour before cooking

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    " It was excellent "
    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    already have the scallops. all I need is the bacon. A shopping I will go.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Anything wrapped with bacon is delicious. However, scallops wrapped in bacon really gets my attention. Two of my favorite food friends - married in flavor. Too bad there's none left for me. I guess I'll make and scarf down my own. Heh.

    Great recipe, Michael. High 5 and thank you! :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    luisascatering ate it and said...
    Fine Cooking is one of my favorite places to get recipes too. I'm also a fan of bacon wrapped things ;-)
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    " It was excellent "
    chihuahua ate it and said...
    Oh my heavens Michael. You stopped me on my tracks with this one. I love scallops and this recipe is so easy! Many thanks.

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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    now michael if i liked seafood this would be it it looks wonderful but i know my 2 sons will love it i am sending it to there wives hahaha


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    " It was excellent "
    boofie ate it and said...
    Wonderful recipe Michael! I think today scallops are my favorite shellfish, and they pair so well with these flavors. A beautiful and delicious starter for any dinner or party!

    Your dearest Boof
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    I'm not surprised it dissapeared so fast! That looks and sounds mouthwatering! You are on a simple, but delicious recipe posting today. Loving all your recipes, they are all great for the holidays! You get all the flags!
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    " It was excellent "
    rottman ate it and said...
    yummmmmiieee. These are my next appetizer. Thanks.
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmichael, you have out done yourself! Five.
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