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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


  • 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


  • 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.

Reviews for Unwrapped Bacon Scallops

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Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"We Had this for dinner tonight, minus the onions (I can't digest them), and it was wonderful. Restaurant quality. You will not be disappointed."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2010

"The entire family from the oldest (65 yrs) to the youngest (16 months) loved this recipe. I had to use bay scallops but it was still delicious."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2010

"Loved this recipe, great for a quick summer dish. I substituted cajun seasoning for the seafood seasoning to give it a bit more zip."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"This is an awesome dish, we are going to try substituting the scallopes for crawfish the next time we make it. We also want to try it with shrimp. Hats off to to the Chef!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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