Wrap Scallops in Bacon Without Overcooking Them

We love scallops and bacon just like everyone else, but scallops in bacon have always sounded like a bad use of very expensive seafood. Too often the scallops are overcooked and the smokiness of the bacon outweighs the rest. Fortunately, there is a solution.

America’s Test Kitchen takes the challenge and offers a method of grilling bacon-wrapped scallops with the right amount of smoked and sweet.

There are probably a dozen useful insights to be drawn from this video, but the most important one is that since scallops cook faster than bacon, you should pre-cook the bacon before seasoning it on the scallops. This means there will be no more scallops overcooked, and early cooking of the bacon also helps prevent fire and burn on the grill. Alternatively, to avoid the bacon overpowering the scallop, try wrapping one piece of bacon around two scallops. This way, you’ll get enough salinity and smokiness from the bacon to balance the sweetness of the scallops.

To learn more, including how to choose the right scallops, what type of bacon to use, and how to properly grill a scallop skewer wrapped in bacon, watch the video below.

Hot scallops and grilled shrimps | America’s Test Kitchen

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