Bacon Wrapped Shrimp and Scallops

Total Time:
26 min
12 min
14 min

24 pieces

  • 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

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

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