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Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Bourbon Peach Glaze

Easy to make bacon wrapped scallops with a Bourbon peach glaze.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Sharee

Ingredients

  • 6 large jumbo scallops (cleaned and dried)
  • 6 slices of bacon (I used hickory smoked bacon)
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly grated black pepper
  • 2 cups sliced peaches (I used frozen sliced peaches)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • olive oil

Instructions

  • Set the oven to broil.
  • Wrap a slice of bacon around each scallop. Trim the bacon to fit around each scallop. Secure the bacon around the scallop with a toothpick.
  • Season each bacon wrapped scallop with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Place the peaches, water, 1/4 cup of bourbon, and brown sugar in a medium sauce pan. Stir the ingredients together.
  • Bring the peach mixture to a boil. Then, turn down the heat to medium low, and cook the mixture for about 15 minutes. During the cooking process of this mixture - Once the peaches are soft, cut the peaches into small pieces to help release the peach flavor.
  • The sauce will reduce in amount during the cooking process.
  • Once you have cooked the peaches, use a strainer to drain the juice from the peaches. After draining the juice away from the peaches, place the juice back into the sauce pan.
  • Mix the 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of bourbon with the cornstarch until the cornstarch is blended and smooth. Then add the cornstarch mixture to the peach juice.
  • Cook this peach juice for about one minute, remove from heat, and set aside. (The sauce will thicken).
  • Place about two tablespoons of olive oil in an oven safe pan and heat the oil on medium high heat until the oil is hot.
  • Once the oil is hot, place the scallops in the pan and brown the scallops for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place the pan of scallops in the oven and broil the scallops for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Garnish with sauce.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

Serve immediately because scallops tend to get a rubbery texture after cooking.
Also try to make sure you don't over cook the scallops as this will give the scallops a rubbery texture.
I like to brown my bacon a little by placing the bacon wrapped scallops on their sides (bacon side down) in the pan, and cooking the bacon just a few seconds (long enough to slightly brown the bacon) right before putting the scallops in the oven. You can also cook the bacon slightly before wrapping the bacon around the scallops to get your bacon crispy without overcooking the scallops.
A Budget Friendly Tip: Make these scallops as an appetizer or as a side. For example, I paired these scallops with my Red Wine Rosemary Steaks. We each got three jumbo scallops along with our steaks, wild rice, and steamed broccoli last night. Everyone's tummy was full, I and didn't spend a fortune on a big bag of scallops to serve at dinner as the main course.