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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pear Sauce Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Pear Sauce Recipe

I enjoy cooking for my parents, and my bacon-wrapped scallops recipe is one of their favorites. If you prefer, replace the pear preserves with preserves or jam of a different flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 bacon strips
  • 3/4 cup pear preserves
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 12 sea scallops (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place bacon in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain; keep warm.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the preserves, soy sauce, brown sugar and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Wrap a bacon strip around each scallop; secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook bacon-wrapped scallops in oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until scallops are firm and opaque, turning once. Serve with pear sauce. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 wrapped scallop with 1 tablespoon sauce equals 400 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 121 mg cholesterol, 819 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 60 g protein.