It's been over three weeks since my last post, and believe me, I bet you all were thrilled to be exempt from feeling guilty about not clicking my blog. Fear not, though. I'm back an I've got an entire backlog of recipes to share!
First, I'll start with my bacon-wrapped scallops. As you know, I have been celebrating "date night" by preparing a delicious dinner that costs more than $2 per serving and is absent of leftovers. We have been eating quite a bit of fish lately, so I wanted to continue with the seafood theme while also getting creative. I know, I know... bacon-wrapped scallops isn't some novel culinary invention, but whatever. Have you ever made them in your home kitchen? No, you say? Well then don't judge!
I found a few recipes online, but because they all required a zillion steps that I didn't care to take, I decided that I'd wing it and do it my own way. As it turns out, my own way turned out to be just wonderful, if I do say so myself! I served with roasted green beans and red mashed potatoes made with garlic and plain fat free yogurt rather than sour cream. So, so good!
The recipe is incredibly easy, so I'm not really going to post the ingredients, but rather I'm going to skip to the method.
1. Obtain any quantity of large sea scallops.
2. Obtain half as many bacon strips as you have scallops. Slice each piece of bacon in half so that you now have as many bacon pieces as you do scallops. Amazing.
3. Wrap a piece of bacon around the scallop and secure with a toothpick.
4. Sprinkle top of scallop with garlic powder and salt.
5. Arrange foodstuff in a prepared baking dish.
6. Pour about a 1/4 cup of white wine around the scallops and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 120'.
7. Heat a frying pan and melt a dab o' butter. Sear the scallops on each side for about a minute so that they develop a gorgeous golden brown crust. They should be about 145' inside.