Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Recipe
Staff Writer
Fresh scallops


Fresh scallops

Who doesn't love bacon-wrapped foods? During the summer months, try grilling these delicious bacon-wrapped scallops for extra crispiness and flavor. 


  • 12 large scallops
  • White vinegar
  • 12 slices thick-cut bacon
  • About 1 cup grainy Dijon mustard
  • Canola oil


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Rinse scallops under cold water and pat dry. If necessary, remove the scallop “foot” from the side of the scallop and discard.

Place 6 skewers in a shallow baking dish. Cover with water and a splash of white vinegar. Set aside.

Lay bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until brown but still pliable, about 10–15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Rub mustard all over the scallops. Wrap each scallop with one piece of bacon with the browned side facing in. Thread two bacon-wrapped scallops on each skewer through the  bacon to hold it in place. 

Oil the grill with some canola oil, and place the scallops on the hot grill, and cook on all sides until the bacon is crispy and scallops are barely cooked through (about 5-10 minutes). 

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.