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Unwrapped Bacon Scallops Recipe

Unwrapped Bacon Scallops Recipe

With a can’t-beat combo of scallops and bacon, this entree transforms special occasion food into tasty, everyday fare. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine rice and broth. Cover and microwave on high for 7-8 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • 3. Saute the onion, zucchini and garlic in drippings until tender. Add scallops; saute for 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, seafood seasoning and thyme; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until scallops are firm and opaque. Fluff rice with a fork; serve with scallop mixture. Sprinkle with green onions and bacon. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup scallop mixture with 3/4 cup rice equals 597 calories, 35 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 1,061 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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