Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops

Total Time:
26 min
Prep:
12 min
Cook:
14 min

Yield:
24 pieces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 12 jumbo raw peeled deveined shrimp, 16 to 20 count per pound
  • 12 large sea scallops, trimmed and well drained
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning or coarse salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 12 slices center cut or applewood smoked bacon, cut in 1/2
  • Toothpicks
  • 3 scallions, very thinly sliced on an angle
Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Place shrimp and scallops in a shallow dish or bowl. Dress seafood with lime juice and zest, a generous drizzle of sesame oil, grill seasoning and hot pepper flakes. Wrap each shrimp and scallop with a half slice of bacon. Wrap each shrimp working from head to tail, pulling bacon snuggly around the shrimp. Wrap the bacon around the outside of each scallop. Fasten bacon in place as necessary with picks.

Arrange the shrimp and scallops on a slotted baking pan, such as a broiler pan, to allow draining while bacon crisps. Bake shrimp and scallops 10 to 14 minutes, until shrimp is pink and curled, scallops are opaque and bacon is crisp. Shrimps may finish before the scallops.

Arrange cooked seafood on platter and sprinkle with chopped scallions.


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We have been making versions of this recipe for some time now and always get rave reviews. We use center cut bacon and cut each piece in 1/2 or 1/3 to just fit around the shrimp or scallop. With center cut the bacon is always cooked to perfection. We usually grill them and for tailgate folks eat them right off the grill. We also will use a skewer if we want to throw a bunch on at once and not have to turn them individually. Good to use leftovers in a pasta making a simple sauce with white wine and butter. YUM. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I actually can't believe how good this was. I did this recipe with a pound of 16-20 count shrimp and used turkey bacon instead. I microwaved the bacon for 2 minutes to "pre-cook" it and then wrapped the shrimp. Instead of roasting it, I put it in a saute pan with a little bit of olive oil and cooked in 3 min per side. The bacon was crispy and the shrimp came out perfect and I think it gives you much more control than using the oven. It was surprisingly to me how I tasted the spiciness of the seasonings, the lime juice and the sesame oil without having to marinate the shrimp at all. This recipe was super easy and perfect for a weeknight meal or an app item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed recipe pretty much but let soak in lime and sesame oil a couple of hours. I used pre-cooked bacon and cooked just fine. I also added Paula Deans Crazy Salt and added some Montreal Seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used small shrimp, cut my bacon into thirds and everything was finished at the same time. I did use the spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning with was super hot with the crushed red pepper. Substituted lemon juice. Loved the sesame oil flavor on this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use smaller shrimp instead and swapped out sesame oil with extra virgin, taste great! One of our favorite recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Rachel, you should know to pre-cook the bacon ( 4 minutes, then drain on paper towels)......... item not reviewed by moderator and published
After the dish was done it was really good. Both my parents and i loved it...but there were some problems cooking it. The shrimp(did not use scallops, could not find the right kind) was in there for the full 14 minutes but the bacon was no where near done. They went in at 6:25 and it wasnt untill almost 7 that my mom and i decided to set the oven to broil. The recipe said to bake them but we started to think maybe it was supposed to be broiil. Once we had set it to broil the bacon cooked really fast. Before, on some of the bacon, we cooked them, but not all the way, and it was fine for the 14 minutes of baking. Minus all the dificulties the dish was very good. I loved it and so did my parents.:) Yumm-o ^^ item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish is amazing. I've made it for several friends and everyone loves it. I've found that you can change up the flavor slightly by changing the variety of grill seasoning you use. It's a lot of fun to make and it's great to make in the summer. This is actually the first dish that I made for my boyfriend and we've been together for 3 years. I think this helped me seal the deal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Two of my favorite hors d'oeuvres or appetizers in the world are shrimp and/or scallops. Bubba told us of all the ways to prepare shrimp, but and let?s face it; anything will taste better with a piece of bacon wrapped around it! There are several Christmas parties I look forward to every year just because I know both are on the menu. Both are so quick and easy to make, there is no excuse to not make them all the time for your spouse, family or any party. This is a great classic recipe that is quick and incredibly delicious. I used a lemon and a lime for the marinade. I know that Rachel is whipping out great meals in 30-minutes, but if you have the time, let the shrimp and the scallops marinate in the juice for at least 30-45 minutes. It would be great as a cerviche, but incredibly tender when broiled. It really makes a difference in the size of the shrimp and scallops to finish with a nice cooked piece of bacon and perfect shellfish. With medium sized scallops or shrimp, you may need to put the bacon in the oven on a baking sheet at 325 for 5-6 minutes to get the cooking time of the shellfish and the bacon in sync. If your scallops are silver dollar sized and your shrimp U-15 or larger, they will probably finish perfectly together. You may want to start the scallops a minute or two before the shrimp if serving together. If you soak the toothpicks for 30 minutes in warm water the tips will not burn quite as bad when you go to the broiler. A little bit better presentation at the table. I can pick up 4 large scallops and 4 large shrimp for less than $4.00. It makes an incredible appetizer for two, at a very reasonable price. I earn a lot of bonus points with the wife, family and friends; they love both, and they think I spend a lot more time preparing them than the 10 minutes it actually takes. This is one recipe you have to try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this dish tonight and my bacon was no where near being done after just 15 minutes in the oven. After scanning the reviews I even preheated them for about 30 seconds in the microwave and I still wasn't satisfied with how raw they were. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used only scallops and lemon instead of lime. I added some Tumari, Hoisin, Ginger and Wasabe paste. I also cut the scallops in half as well as the bacon and ran short on 2 and used Proscuito de Parma. Every single one was perfect and the trick is when the bacon is done, so are the scallops and they come out perfect everytime. We were going to make these as an appy for Xmas but forgot so now it's the perfect lunch along with the leftover Vanilla Bean Butternut Squash Risotto - YUMMO! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love your show Rachael! Watch it every day... well I'm glued to the Food Network channel,! LOL I watch how you prepared this dish and when putting it together... lets just say 'I taste with my eyes', sometimes you can just 'feel' what's missing and what should be omitted. Sorry, had to "TWEEK" this recipe too but it came out fabulous! I skipped the 'lime' and used 'the juice and zest from a lemon' instead but not to over power the bacon, used the red pepper flakes (crushed in the palm of my hand to intense the flavor) but didn't used as much as you suggested. I'm not too fond of sea scallops either so I omitted that as well. I also smashed and minced some fresh garlic in it. I can't help it, garlic goes in practically everything I make and when the recipe calls for garlic... I'll usually add extra. With a pinch of garlic powder and onion powder... I really should write things down when I "TWEEK" things but like I said, I can taste the dish I'm preparing and can just 'feel' what it needs and doesn't need. Love your show! You may be making 30 minute meals but it would be nice if people would slow down and 'savor' what they're eating so the cook can have that warm feeling of it being 'enjoyed' for more than 10 minutes! Isn't that always the way though? Have a happy holiday and don't forget to make some home-made treats for Lilzabeth (Lizzy)! Now 'that' would be a great show to do... after all, they're our kids too! ;) Love ya! kim item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very excited about trying this easy recipe. I don't know if I did it wrong or what, but it was way to limey for me. Way too expensive to try again, but I would use the precooked bacon and a little lemon instead of the lime. Sorry, it was a yucko for me and my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe and it was so easy to follow. It turned out perfect and my kids loved it. It was sooooo gooood!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe BUT - I cooked the shrimp separately, they cook faster than the scallops. I also had trouble with the bacon and the shrimp - bacon was still raw and I found them hard to wrap. But the seasonings were great - especially the lime. I just omitted the bacon from the shrimp and it was still delicious. The scallops were superb. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with just scallops, no shrimp. I pre-cooked the bacon until it was starting to get crisp but still pliable. It turned out great! the bacon cooked very little once it got in the oven, it would have been raw without pre-cooking. I also thought the lime flavor was a little strong, I think next time I will just use the juice, not the zest. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a nice dinner twist for our family. We love shrimp and scallops, and this was a fresh way to prepare them. The seafood was easy to wrap and easy to bake. The recipe would be perfect for a party setting as well-they will definitely be on the menu for my next get-together! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am sure going to try this one, sounds wonderful, someone wanted to know about making the bacon cook crisp, I would suggest cooking it just a little in the micowave and then wrapping it around the shrimp and ect,. that will help make it crispy without over cooking anything else. I will give it a 5 with out even cooking it yer item not reviewed by moderator and published
They had a great kick and were fairly easy to make. People kept going back for more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as an appatizer for dinner. I have to admit, I'm normally not a huge fan of scallops. In this dish they were amazing! The mixture of the salty from the bacon and shrimp paired with the sweetness from the scallops were such a great combo. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and delicious. Who could ask for anything more. Save time by using pre cleaned shrimp item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty but labor intensive item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these on New Year's Eve as an appetizer. Everyone was impressed and the plate was empty before I turned around! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made it exactly the way the recipe called for and served it over romaine lettuce with cucumber,carrots,and scallions with a little vinaigrette and added fresh grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese. Definatly a new bi-weekly dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super easy and great tasting. The kids as well as my husband loved it. Now, the kids look foreward to eating this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i cooked my bacon in the microwave with paper towel. almost all the way through. then i wrapped it around the shrimp and popped them in the oven. Delicious!!!1 Even better the next day which was surprising to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
those were the best shrimp and scallops i have ever had!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was easy to make, and a crowd pleaser. I'll serve it again at a family gathering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i thnk this a very simple yet creative way to change up the serving of shrimp. I love bacon and shrimp so this is awesome. I am going to be making these to go with my thanksgiving dishes this year! thanks Rachel Ray...i absolutly LOVE your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published
we fry the bacon in a pan making sure its still limp then wrap the shrimp and bacon then put it in the oven item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a wonderful meal! WE LOVED IT! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used just shrimp for a pre-dinner appetizer and received rave reviews. Approx. 30 shrimp. Only deviation I made from teh recipe was using my grill to cook w/ griddle plate on top. Great taste with just a tiny hint of heat from the pepper flakes. Very easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have any bacon so I prepared the shrimp as indicated and grilled the shrimp on a grill and they quickly became a favorite party dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make sure to get your shrimp peeled & deveined to save time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is great! I cook this all the time as an appetizer when I have company over for dinner. Sometimes I don?t like messing with the bacon, so I skewer them and cook them over the grill. We never seem to have enough?.the just get gobbled up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SOOOOO EASY, SOOO HEalthy, SOOOO TAsty item not reviewed by moderator and published
everyone loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This way overcooked the seafood. It's better to just broil and turn until the bacon is crisp. The marinade was awful - grill seasoning is too overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took these to an outdoor dinner/BBQ/pool side party this summer and they disapperared in 5 minutes. Everyone kept asking me for the recipe and I got compliments all night long. The hostess only got to eat one and she was mad. Another awesome, easy dish from Rachel that will impress others. It was a perfect appetizer on a warm summer evening. The secret is the sesame oil and fresh lime juice with zest. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the advice given here and cooked the bacon a little before wrapping it around the shrimp (I didn't make the scallops). I also used a little lemon pepper seasoning and a little garlic salt on the shrimp. It was tasty and the bacon was fully cooked and crispy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just used the shrimp and they came out great RR recipes are easy and always come out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe just did not work for me. I also could not get the bacon cooked or crispy enough without overcooking the sea food. It was also pretty bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can entertain your guests with this very simple and delicious recipe. Love IT!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good, if maybe you have to play withit a bit. Ingredient's are ok, cooking time combination is unreal-, Shrimp and Scallops are done way before the bacon. If you like raw, greasy bacon that's fine , however I feel that slightly cooking bacon ahead of time will bring things together at the same time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for Christmas Eve. It was fast and easy to make and everyone loved it. How can you go wrong with shrimp, scallops & bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY, BUT NEEDED JUST A LITTLE MORE FLAVOR. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This appetizer was suprisingly easy & tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe, I make it all the time item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are great for a party of on top of greens for a great salad item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great! I skipped the scallops, but the shrimp turned out awesome. This was my first time using sesame oil and I was afraid it was going to overpower the other flavors, but after cooking, they all came together nicely. Another winner from RR. item not reviewed by moderator and published
when I had cooked this for my family they wanted more and more and it was was low carb!1 item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was one crowd pleaser for me. It was so very good and easy. Quick too. Loved it, Aggie item not reviewed by moderator and published
I did just the scallops and served them as an appetizer and they were definately a hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare and easier to enjoy. Great flavors and texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was very good except that the shrimp and scallops cooked in different amounts of time. It ended up that the shrimp were cooked perfect but the scallops were undercooked. The bacon never crisped up either. Despite this, the dish was very tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe that I have made several times. However, I found that cooking the bacon to a medium doneness before wrapping the shrimps and scallops results in the bacon being crispy without over cooking the seafood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the recipe, but I feel that my shrimp I purchased weren't the freshest they could be. The recipe was great though, we loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Served the shrimp only as appetizers at a small party. The guests, and picky husband, loved them. I enjoyed the shrimp, but also could not get the bacon to be crisp. I think the problem was there was too much bacon wrapped on the shrimp. I took the bacon off my pieces of shrimp, no one else at the party did. Would definitely try again with less bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge hit. I will definately make again. The bacon didn't crisp AT ALL in the time suggested however. I think next time I may try frying the bacon briefly to give it a head start before wrapping the seafood. Regardless, the taste was GREAT!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this and it was very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finally got around to making this the other night and it was awesome. It took the bacon a little longer to crisp up than the recipe said, but it could be because I couldn't find center cut bacon so I had to use regular bacon, but it still took less than 30 minutes for the whole process. My husband was amazed. I like shrimp better than scallops so I only made shrimp, but either way would be great.The sesame oil gives it a really nice flavor and they look so professional. Highly reccomended for entertaining. item not reviewed by moderator and published
While I really liked the marinade, I was a little disappointed with the end result. The bacon was soggy, and my shrimp overcooked. The scallops never browned either. If I make this dish again, I would definitely render out some of the bacon fat first, and maybe searing the scallops on the stovetop first, would deliver a more appetizing result. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Guests loved the taste. Easy for the inexperienced cook. Make sure you use thin bacon and not medium to thick cut bacon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
worked great very easy.. shrimp and scallops may have seperate cooking times!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I concur with several writers who suggested pre cooking bacon. I have made scallops and bacon for years and always put it throuh several turns in the microwave. Experiment and the results will please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
too much sesame oil, the shrimp were overcooked. i agree witht he person who said that they could not get the bacon crisp without over cooking the seafood. and the scallops were not as good as the shrimp. try this recipe with prociutto, it crisps faster and tastes better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious recipe. For those wanting crispier bacon, place your pan higher in the oven and skip the shrimp as it cooks faster. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bacon and shrimp/scallops go great together but I wanted my bacon on the crispy side so I cooked it longer that I should have and overcooked the shrimp. Does anyone know how to make this work so that the seafood is cooked perfectly and the bacon is cooked on the cripsy side? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made for this holiday and everyone was impressed. It is easy (but laborious to make for a gathering since need to wrap each piece). item not reviewed by moderator and published
my family liked this dish and it was easy to prepare item not reviewed by moderator and published
http://www.123greetings.com/view/DC20819092544846 This & a salad was a meal for my family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Recipe was incredibly easy to follow. Flavor is very nice! Whether or not it was my over, the cook time seemed to be a little off It called for 10-14 minutes. After checking they were still slightly undercooked. My oven took about 20 minutes. Other than that, Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
excellent appentizer very tasty good at bbq partys! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am not a huge scallop fan, this recipe converted me. Not only was it super simple, my husband loved it and he is a huge fan of scallops!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is great. We found that with our broiler more time was necessary, so we actually grilled half of the scallops and shrimp which turned out to be awesome as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as one of many appetizers for my housewarming party. I had lots complements on these. Even my friends who have a catering company asked me for the recipe. Love that! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner with my mother, and I thought it was great. Extremely flavorful and very easy. It works well as a light supper or as an appetizer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used already-cooked shrimp, so the flavor wasn't as intense as I would have liked. And, since I don't always like scallops, I added "lobster" chunks from a bag. Turned out pretty good; I'd make it again. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A delectable dish filled with flavor and good for entertaining and hosting guests. My kids are simply infatuated with this dish filled with richness and flare. It's great for people who seek low carb dishes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are to die for! I made this just with shrimp and boy were they great. I can always count on Rachel for wonderful results. Everyone who loves seafood and is trying to cut back on carbs this is really a great choice for you. Thanks Rachel item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't use the bacon(did'nt have any). Marinated the shrimp/scollops two hours in refrigerator. Alternated on skewers,then cooked on the bar-b-que until shrimp turned pink. Perfect. Was wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was not as mouth watering as I thought it would be. Little dry by the time the bacon crisped up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried it,but it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved this!!! They couldn't get enough! Even my five year old ate all the shrimp he could get his hands on. We grilled them outside though since it was 98 degrees out. I will make again soon item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything was wonderful& my husband loved it! It did take longer than 30min. but not by much. I had steamed brocc. & asparagus w/ a salad as a side. Thank you Rachael Ray!!! Sincerely, Amber Tucker : Jacksonville, Fl. item not reviewed by moderator and published
At first my husband thought this had too many ingredients. Then he tasted it, WOW it really is good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GREAT item not reviewed by moderator and published

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