Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Scallops in bacon is such a simple but amazingly tasty combination. The marinade adds to the flavour, making them even more special.

12 Scallops
Prep: 10 minutes (30 minutes to 2 hours to marinate)
Cook: 3 - 5 minutes



  • 12 scallops without roe
  • 6 thin smoked streaky bacon slices (rindless)


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  1. Place all the marinade ingredients in bowl large enough to hold the scallops. Mix together until well combined.
  2. Place the scallops in the marinade, coating them well, cover and place in the refrigerator. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Flatten out the bacon with the side of a knife, then slice each one in half. Wrap the scallops in the bacon and place a toothpick through each one to secure the bacon.
  4. Cook the scallops for 3-5 minutes under a hot grill until just cooked. Serve.
To barbecue place 3-5 bacon wrapped scallops on skewers soaked in water. Place on moderate barbecue and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side so that they are just cooked.