Grilled bacon-wrapped scallops



6 Servings

Grilled bacon-wrapped scallops

Angus Fergusson

Grill scallops to perfection with our recipe for grilled bacon-wrapped scallops; savoury bacon helps seal in the flavour.


  • 6 wooden skewers
  • 12 large scallops
  • 2 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 6 slices bacon
  • basil or cilantro , for garnish


  • SOAK 6 wooden skewers in water for 20 min. Preheat barbecue to medium-high. Rinse 12 large scallops and pat dry. Whisk 2 tbsp hot chili-garlic sauce with 1 tbsp vegetable oil and 2 tsp each grated fresh ginger and honey. Reserve half of chili mixture in a small bowl. Toss scallops with remaining chili mixture. Let stand 10 min. Cook 6 strips bacon in a frying pan over medium, 1 min per side. Drain and cool on paper towels. Cut bacon in half. Roll one piece around each scallop. Thread 2 scallops onto each skewer. Oil grill, then barbecue skewers, lid closed, 3 min. Flip and baste with reserved chili mixture. Grill until scallops are cooked through, 3 to 4 more min. Sprinkle bacon-wrapped scallops with basil or cilantro.