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Jan 26 2010

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Habanero Mayo Dipping Sauce

Published by at 10:18 am under Cooking at Home

For something that is so simple, it is unbelievably tasty. At first I was thinking – what is so special about bacon-wrapped scallops? There’s not much to it, except wrapping cooked bacon around some scallops. Right? But when I took my first bite into this delectable appetizer, I was in heaven. We wanted to share this simple go-to dish that is a great idea for dinner parties, potlucks, cocktail events, or better yet – the upcoming SUPERBOWL! We paired the bacon-wrapped scallops with a spicy habanero-mayo dipping sauce, courtesy of our friend at All Spice Cafe who gave us these hot sauces awhile back. Be creative with your dipping sauce – and if you can’t think of anything, we are sure you will be pleased with eating them by itself!

We used sea scallops that were about 1.5 inches and took pre-cooked bacon and wrapped them around the scallops. Then, we used tookthpicks to secure them, like shown.

Next, sprinkle the scallops with a little sea salt and cook them on a pan for about 3-4 minutes each side until they get nice and brown.

For the dipping sauce, we just used 1 tbsp of Cayenne Habanero Sauce from All Spice Cafe and mixed it with 3 tbsp light mayo. The mayo helps reduce the amount of heat, and also gives it a creamy texture.

The texture of the scallops and the saltiness of the bacon work so well together. It's not difficult to make and doesn't take a lot of time to prep. These are definitely perfect finger food that is sure to be a crowd pleaser! (Okay, I think we need to make more... I'm salivating).

We just realized that this month is our 1-year anniversary of our food blog! Wow, it’s been an amazing journey this past year. We learned so much together and best of all, we were able to share it with you! We look forward to many more years of success and fulfillment with The Food Addicts. Thank you for being our avid readers!

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Habanero Mayo Dipping Sauce”

  1. Alta (Tasty Eats At Home)on 26 Jan 2010 at 10:21 am

    Happy blogiversary! And I think these would be a hit at any party – yum!

  2. Lorenzoon 26 Jan 2010 at 10:51 am

    This looks amazing! I will definitely have to try to make it.

  3. Peteron 26 Jan 2010 at 11:01 am

    Congrats on your success and thank you for the scrumptious looking photos!

  4. Sandyon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:03 am

    Happy Anniversary K&D @ the food addicts! :)

  5. Chef Eon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:19 am

    One of my favorite appetizers! I was at a wine tasting not that long ago and this was going around, but no one was eating that many, so my friend and I were hanging out by the kitchen door…okay I just admitting to ‘death by bacon-scallops’ and over indulgence…but my taste buds were happy!

    Your mayo sounds like a wonderful accompaniment!

  6. ravenouscoupleon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:24 am

    congrats guys!! so is the superbowl party at your place ??!! :)

  7. thefoodaddictson 26 Jan 2010 at 11:33 am

    Thanks guys! We are very thankful for your support :)

    @Chef E – Death by Bacon-Scallops.. haha. Love it!
    @Ravenouscouple – No, unfortunately we will not be having a superbowl party at our place. We were invited to go to a friend’s house to watch the game.

  8. Ms. Bibion 26 Jan 2010 at 11:37 am

    I love bacon wrapped scallops, but I always served them with coctail sauce. This sauce wold make them the bomb at my next party.

  9. Jessieon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:37 am

    I am drooling at the thought of habanero mayo dipping sauce, that sounds really good! those bacon wrapped scallops are a great addition to the dipping sauce too

  10. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipeson 26 Jan 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Wow, I’ve never tried wrapping scallops with bacon before! Just asparagus and shrimp. What a great idea! Looks very appetizing!

  11. The Duo Disheson 26 Jan 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Wooo spicy! That sounds like a nice sauce for a sandwich too.

  12. Epicuretteon 26 Jan 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I made bacon wrapped scallops for a Christmas party, and my recipe called for broiling. Since they were so small, I thought, “Hey, I’ll just use the broiler in my super fancy toaster oven!” Turns out when the bacon spatters, that thing was a bit too close quarters. My husband walked in the kitchen and asked “Hey, why is the toaster lighting up and flashing?” It was because the bacon grease was shooting up and lighting on fire. Oops. I used the broiler on the oven after that…

  13. Simon Food Favouriteson 26 Jan 2010 at 2:26 pm

    happy anniversary and these canapes look great. i’ll have to remember for my next catering event :-)

  14. Fresh Local and Beston 26 Jan 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This is such a sophisticated party food. It looks so good!

  15. baobabson 26 Jan 2010 at 6:06 pm

    OMG, canapés to die for!!!!!!

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  17. Divinaon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I know, the wrapping part doesn’t seem special but love the combination of the two. Looks really good.

  18. pixenon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:53 pm

    wow..i can tell you the bacon kept the scallop moisted and tasted so fragrant :-) Thank you for sharing this easy apero…Definitely a keeper!

  19. Modern Comfort Foodon 27 Jan 2010 at 3:23 am

    A great looking recipe. The common wisdom here in Florida, which I have always totally bought into, is that bay scallops are best. However, I’ll definitely make an exception for this lovely appetizer. Many thanks for it.

  20. deana@lostpastrememberedon 27 Jan 2010 at 6:17 am

    Those look amazing… with a great dipping sauce!

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  22. sherryon 27 Jan 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Just a delicious dish with the creative dipping sauce. Congrats on top 9! Best from Montecito.

  23. Carol Egberton 28 Jan 2010 at 1:04 pm

    There is no doubt that bacon makes everything taste better. I just heard about a new baon and chocolate bar……….

  24. Kristyon 28 Jan 2010 at 2:13 pm

    OMGawd! That is what I’m having for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the photo — I’m starving now.

  25. sippitysupon 01 Feb 2010 at 9:07 am

    very well done and a treat I am sure! GREG

  26. For Two, Pleaseon 03 Feb 2010 at 2:44 pm

    ooooooo, we’ll definitely need to try this one!! bacon and scallops…our two favorite foods :)

  27. Anneon 05 Apr 2010 at 3:56 pm

    These look so good, yet so simple! Thanks for sharing – I’m serving these at my next dinner party :)

  28. MeatHub Inc.on 26 Oct 2010 at 7:47 am

    Of course the scallops look delicious but the habanero mayo dip sounds amazing! :D

  29. Ryanon 27 Dec 2010 at 10:29 am

    Another shining example of bacon making everything better! :D

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