Sunday, October 7, 2007

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Scallops



Honestly, I am addicted with this recipe. It's super easy, super yummy and super fast too. And also healthier than regular pork bacon. This recipe is great to entertain your family and friends, I guarantee they will love it!

I cut the turkey bacon in half, cross wise, so that when you wrap the scallop, the bacon is not too thick. I use turkey bacon from Oscar Meyer 50% less fat. If the scallop is too big I cut it in half.

1 1/2 pounds sea scallops
1 packet turkey bacon, halve slices crosswise
salt
pepper
extra virgin olive oil
toothpicks
4 green onions, chopped thinly

Heat the broiler. Wrap each sea scallop in a half slice of turkey bacon and secure it with toothpick. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Place the turkey bacon wrapped scallops onto the baking sheet. Season them with salt and pepper, and drizzle them with olive oil. Put them under the broiler. After 8-9 minutes, transfer them to a plate and discard the juice from the scallops. Put them back to the baking sheet, turn it over and let them cook for another 8-9 minutes, or until they are crisp.

Move some of the cooked turkey bacon wrapped scallops with tongs onto platter covered with two layers of paper towel and pat them with another paper towel to discard the excess oil. Put the dry ones on another platter. Do the same thing with the rest of them. Arrange them and sprinkle with chopped green onions. Enjoy!