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Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Skewers Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Skewers Recipe

With a little kick from cayenne, these scrumptious kabobs will be the hit of your next barbecue. The crunchy bacon wraps create moist, tender shrimp and scallops. —Audrey Hagerty Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 large sea scallops, halved widthwise
  • 12 bacon strips, halved
  • 1 medium lemon, cut into wedges

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the lemon juice, cayenne and garlic powder; add shrimp and scallops. Seal bag and turn to coat; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Drain on paper towels. Drain and discard marinade. Wrap one bacon piece around each shrimp and scallop half.
  • 3. On six metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread the shrimp, scallops and lemon wedges. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-12 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and scallops are opaque, turning occasionally. Remove from skewers; squeeze lemon wedges over seafood. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 kabobs equals 257 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 756 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.