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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
Author Jeff Phillips

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen sea scallops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 TBS Jeff’s original rub
  • 3 TBS Jeff's Texas style rub
  • 1 lb of thin sliced bacon

Instructions

  • Place scallops in ziptop bag with ¼ cup olive oil and 1 TBS of Jeff's original rub
  • Seal bag then roll and massage bag gently to fully coat scallops
  • Place bag in fridge for 1 hour to marinate
  • 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 Texas style rub onto the outside of the wrapped scallops.
  • Place scallops directly onto smoker grate and cook for about 1 hour at 210°F (99°C)
  • Scallops are done when they reach 145°F (63°C) in the center
  • Apply smoke for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 hour if desired
  • Serve immediately