Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pesto Recipe
Fulton Fish Market
Wow your dinner guests with our easy bacon-wrapped scallops recipe. They will never know it took only 30 minutes! We feel the best way to cook bacon-wrapped scallops is under the broiler, for quick cooking time and little mess. Serve with a flavorful pesto dipping sauce that complements the fresh flavor of the scallops. This will be your new dinner party go-to!
½ cup pine nuts
2 Tablespoons Parmesan, grated
2 cloves garlic
2 cups fresh basil leaves
½ lemon, juiced
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons extra for brushing
6 slices bacon, cut in half
12 fresh sea scallops, patted dry
12 wooden toothpicks
1 cup frisée lettuce
freshly ground black pepper
Pulse together the pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic in a food processor until the pine nuts are very finely chopped.
Add the basil leaves, lemon juice, and olive oil, pulsing several times until a thick pesto comes together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving ramekin or bowl; set aside.
Preheat the broiler to high heat and position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven.
Wrap a bacon slice around each scallop, securing them with toothpicks. Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer, scallop flesh facing up; brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place the scallops under the broiler; broil until the scallops and bacon are cooked through, turning once, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the scallops to a platter and garnish with frisée lettuce. Serve with the pesto on the side.