Smoky, salty bacon wrapped around tender scallops drizzled with a bourbon maple glaze.  A perfect appetizer to share with you for my 7 year blog anniversary celebration and giveaway! 

This giveaway is sponsored by Pacific Merchants Trading Company.  I received free product to sample prior to my decision to offer this giveaway.  All opinions about this product are mine alone.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
I must admit, this giveaway was originally planned for me to offer right before my blog anniversary date, which was December 27, 2014.  I have now been blogging for 7 years and starting into my 8th! I had some situations come up that delayed this post and that is why you do see a “red & green” theme with the colors on my food presentation.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could do about posting this when I planned, however the giveaway was still going to happen because I absolutely LOVE this product from Pacific Merchants.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
What you see below was what I chose for my sample.  This is the oval serving tray set. What is so special about these trays? They are light weight for one, the finish is smooth, very easy to clean (they are not dishwasher safe), and they are gorgeous! They are also non-porous so those who think that because these are wood, they will absorb odors or flavors, that is not the case. You can read all about their Acaciaware on their website.
You can serve anything on these trays.  Over the new year Grumpy and I loaded them up with cheese, crackers and pepperoni.  As you can see, I made some Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze over the holidays for us to enjoy and served them up on these trays.  I have actually eaten my dinner on one of these trays also.  Yes, that is how much I love my set.  I cannot wait to purchase my set of dinner plates!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
The great folks over at Pacific Merchants agreed to sponsor this giveaway for my blog anniversary and we are offering you a $50 gift certificate towards any of their products.  This is a great deal as there are several items and sets under $50 on their website.  You can enter the giveaway by Rafflecopter just below the recipe.  Offer is open to US residence only.  Good luck!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Bourbon Maple Glaze

Published 01/04/2015
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Tender scallops wrapped in bacon and topped off with a spicy sweet bourbon butter glaze.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 12 slices low-sodium bacon slices, cut in half
  • cooking spray
  • 24 large sea scallops

Instructions

  1. Pre-bake bacon for about 7 – 10 minutes at 350 degrees, until bacon is limp and has started to release fat. Do not let bacon fully cook through or you will not be able to wrap the scallop. Partially cooking the bacon will allow your bacon to become crisp by the time the scallops are done cooking.
  2. Stir together bourbon, maple syrup, chili pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, until mixture has reduced and thickened slightly.
  3. Wrap partially cooked bacon around scallops (1/2 slice bacon per scallop) and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Turn the oven broiler on high. Line a baking pan with foil and coat foil lined pan with cooking spray. Place scallops on pan coat with glaze mixture and broil 2-3 minutes. Turn scallops over, coat with another coating of glaze and broil 2-3 minutes longer.
  5. Remove to serving plate and garish with desired garnish (I used pomegranate seeds but many people garnish with chives).

Yield: 24 Scallops (12 appetizer portions, 4 dinner servings)
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 06 mins.
Total time: 16 mins.
Tags: bacon, seafood, scallops, maple, bourbon, chili pepper, spicy, sweet, appetizer