Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Burbon Maple Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with a Bourbon Maple Glaze

Ingredients

6 sea scallops per person

bacon, a half slice per scallop wraps almost all the way around (you might try center cut and use one piece per scallop)

paprika

toothpicks for wrapping bacon

Glaze

2 Tbsp butter

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp bourbon

pinch of ground red pepper and salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Light the grill if you are grilling your scallops.

Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack on top, if you have one. It’s ok to cook the bacon right on the foil if you don’t.

Cook bacon in the oven for about 10 minutes or until it’s still slightly undercooked and still pliable.

When bacon is cool enough to handle wrap around each scallop securing with a toothpick.

Make the glaze by melting the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Add bourbon and syrup and heat through. Add red pepper and salt to taste.

Brush scallops with the glaze and dust with a touch of paprika.

Put glazed side down on a hot grill and cook for about two minutes. Don’t be afraid to touch them to test for firmness.

(Alternately run glazed side under a hot oven broiler and flip after two minutes.)

Glaze the tops and turn the scallops. Cook for about 2 more minutes or until they feel slightly firm to the touch. Serve immediately and wait for the compliments!

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