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Bacon Wrapped Smoked Sea Scallops

If you thought scallops were good cooked in other ways, then try them smoked and wrapped in bacon and you may find that you don't want them prepared any other way.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 5 -6
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen sea scallops
  • Olive oil
  • Jeff’s rub recipe (purchase the recipe here)
  • 1 lb of thin sliced bacon

Instructions

Marinate the Scallops

  • Place scallops in ziptop bag with olive oil and 1 TBS of Jeff's rub
  • Seal bag then roll and massage bag gently to fully coat scallops
  • Place bag in fridge for 1 hour to marinate

Wrap Scallops in Bacon

  • Place scallop onto one end of a thin slice of bacon
  • Wrap bacon around scallop allowing an overlap of about ½ inch
  • Cut bacon to fit perfectly
  • Push toothpick through bacon overlap and all the way through scallop to secure
  • Repeat on all scallops
  • Place bacon wrapped and secured scallops onto bradley rack or cookie sheet
  • Sprinkle Jeff's rub onto the scallops to season scallops and bacon

Smoke Scallops

  • Place scallops directly onto smoker grate and cook for about 1 hour
  • Scallops are done when they reach 145°F in the center
  • Apply smoke for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 hour if desired
  • Serve immediately