Bacon Wrapped Scallops and Asparagus – Cooking

Here’s another very simple, fail proof, fool proof and delicious recipe. Anything with bacon can’t really go wrong!

Equipment:

  • A good oven
  • Grill rack
  • Deep dish tray
  • Skewers or toothpicks
  • Aluminium foil

Ingredients:

  • Streaky bacon
  • Asparagus
  • Frozen Japanese scallops
  • Black pepper (optional)
  • Dried thyme (optional)
  • Dried oregano (optional)
  • Dried basil (optional)
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Wash and dry scallops, and sprinkle herbs if desired
  2. Cut and wash asparagus into thirds and set aside.
  3. For the scallops, cut the streaky bacon into half horizontally. Wrap half bacon around each scallop.
  4. For the asparagus, grab a small bunch and wrap with bacon, halved vertically.
  5. Use 2 skewers to hold the bacon wrapped scallops and asparagus in place. You can place 2 or 3 pieces in each skewer. Use 2 skewers to hold it firmer. Brush the exposed surface of scallops and asparagus with olive oil.
  6. Place the grill rack into the deep dish tray lined with aluminium foil and place it in the highest level of the oven.
  7. Preheat oven on top mode at 230⁰C.
  8. Take the grill rack tray out of oven and place the skewers onto the rack. Return the tray to the oven and grill with the door ajar.
  9. Grill 10 minutes for asparagus and 15 minutes for scallops.
  10. After 5 minutes have passed, flip all skewers to the other side for even grilling.
  11. Remove the skewers and serve.

Tips:

  • Soak the skewers in water for 30minutes to avoid burning of the skewers when baking.
  • Line the deep dish tray with aluminium foil because there will be a lot bacon fat dripping and the residue may be difficult to remove.
  • If you do not have a grill rack, you can simply grill it on your wire rack that comes with the oven, with a tray on a lower level.
  • The grilling time may vary so stop the cooking when you feel it is suitable.
  • You could have grilled tomatoes too. I cooked them together.
  • You do not need to add salt as bacon is very salty.
  • You could use many other ingredients too like enoki mushrooms, quail eggs, prawns, etc.

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