Seared Scallops with Bacon

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Seared Scallops with Bacon

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Adjust Servings:
1 pd Scallops
8 pieces Bacon
1 tsp Butter
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
3 tbsp Fresh Parsely
Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Fish
  • Gluten free
  • One Pot/Pan

A Romantic Dinner for two

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Easy




Looking for a romantic meal for two, then these sweet and succulent seared scallops with bacon are sure to impress. This recipe is simple and can be made in under 30 minutes, all you will need is half a pack of bacon, butter, garlic, parsley along with salt and pepper.

Valentine’s day is right around the corner so this is what I’m making for me and Jason! We know longer go out Valentines day for dinner since it’s the most busiest dining day of the year and we much prefer the alone time.

This recipe can be done with just one skillet and be done for have the price of what you would be charged in the restaurant! Serve with my suggested side below “shredded brussel sprouts” and you have yourself a romantic dinner for two.

Seared Scallops with Bacon

While some people opt for Steak  or Lobster, why not try something a bit different this time around? They are such a good choice and are sure to impress just the same. Plus you would never get this many scallops at the restaurants anyway. So go all out that is what home cooking is all about right?

These scallops are defiantly good on their own, however if you wanting a meal then your going to want to pair it with something.

searing scallops

Plus if you choose to do as I have, and serve them with shredded brussel sprouts then you will only need one pack of bacon for this entire recipe. So follow along and you can have this whole dinner on the table in under 1 hour, or if your just doing the scallops 20 minutes.

Start by saute the bacon, till near krispy, remove and set aside.

pat dry the scallops

Dry the scallops then season with salt and pepper

flipping the scallops

Place in the frying pan and saute with a little red pepper flakes on each side for 5 minutes, flip.

Once the bacon and scallops have been cooked, set on a plate.

In the remaining bacon fat, add 1 tsp of butter, crushed garlic and parsley. Saute for 2 minutes till fragrant then add the cooked bacon back. 

Turn off the heat, and toss back in the cooked scallops. Are you drooling yet? 


The bacon fat sears the scallops to perfection!

seared scallops and bacon on a white plate with shredded brussel sprouts

Serve with my Shredded Bacon Brussel Sprouts


Looking for a side dish? Try my Shredded Brussel Sprouts with Bacon recipe here!

Looking for a Lobster recipe?  Try my Broiled Lobster Tails here!


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Seared Scallops with Bacon



To make the Scallops with Bacon:

Start by rinsing your scallops, then place them on a tea towel and pat dry.
Season the scallops with salt and pepper AND set side on the tea towel.


Cut the bacon into small pieces and saute till cooked, remove and set aside.


In the bacon fat, sear the scallops with a pinch of red pepper flakes on medium to low heat for 5 minutes on each side.
Remove and set aside with the bacon on a plate.
In the remaining bacon fat, add butter, crushed garlic and parsley. Saute for 2 minutes till fragrant then add back in the cooked bacon.


Turn off the heat, and toss back in the scallops.
Serve alongside your favorite vegetable and enjoy!


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