• 12 large scallops
  • 1 package nitrate free bacon
  • 1 lemon's juice
  • pink Himalayan sea salt
  • paprika
  • pepper

I bet I caught your eye with these bacon wrapped presents! If I didn’t you might be vegan and so please, this is X-rated friend, carry on but come back next week I have a vegan recipe in the works.  Bacon is an all time favorite but should be eaten in moderation and ALWAYS buy it nitrate-free and organic if you can!

I love anything wrapped in bacon but scallops are my new favorite because it adds a whole new level of taste to these delicate but tender mollusks!  I should clarify I love bacon but I have to admit I never quite understood my foodie  friends who post bacon covered cherries or bacon brownies.

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That is until I visited St. Augustine, Florida and we stopped in this old fashion ice cream parlor and they had salted bacon fudge!!  I cringed as my friend ordered her bacon fudge {this reminds me of lobster ice cream YUCK} and I continued to try and enjoy my coconut ice cream that I shared with my daughter.

Then the unexpected happened…..my friend had a love affair with her fudge filled with bacon .  I was curious as I watched her face and decided to be brave and ask for a bite.  I wish I took a bigger bite is all I have to say!

Even as I write this, my mind is all confused at this uncommon compatible duo but I am literally salivating remembering how out of this world good it really was!! I see a healthy version of bacon filled fudge in my future……what a conundrum that whole “healthy version” might just be. Oh and by the way, I did try the lobster ice cream in Maine and trust me on this one, there is no love affair to be had with that one!

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Aren’t these so cute wrapped up in their little bacon coats! I want to eat some now too!

 

Bacon Wrapped Scallops (paleo, dairy & gluten free}
 
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Serves: 2-3

Ingredients
  • 12 large scallops
  • 1 package nitrate free bacon
  • 1 lemon’s juice
  • pink Himalayan sea salt
  • paprika
  • pepper

Instructions
  1. Cook Bacon until it is 50% cooked. So that it is still bendable.
  2. In a bowl add scallops and toss lemon juice, salt and spices.
  3. When bacon is done and cooled wrap each scallop in bacon strip.
  4. Drain the oil out of the baking dish you cooked the bacon and cook scallops.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Notes
The key to bacon wrapped anything is partially cooking the bacon and then wrapping it and cooking the chicken or fish etc. So don’t skip this step unless you want soggy bacon. You can use little scallops and cut the bacon strips in half to get more on the plate. Or do as I did and buy two packs of bacon and double scallops to make it a dinner! This would make a really nice appetizer and will be the hit of the party {its the bacon}! Please buy wild caught scallops and use organic ingredients when you can.

With a Spoonful of Health,

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