Bacon + Scallops = One Amazing Dinner

By F&W Editors Posted March 28, 2016

Recipes for one of the world's most delicious duos.

There’s a reason bacon-wrapped scallops are served at pretty much every wedding reception: These salty-sweet bundles represent one of cooking's great surf-and-turf combinations. Here, seven weeknight dinner ideas that pair delicate scallops with meaty bacon.

1. Seared Scallops with Bacon-Braised Chard

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Golden-crusted scallops are so good, especially with the rich, bacon-y chard.

2. Scallops with Grapefruit and Bacon

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A tangy, buttery white wine and grapefruit sauce with smoky bacon is the perfect accompaniment to sweet sea scallops.

3. Seared Scallops with Bacon Marmalade

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The sweet-and-spicy bacon-onion marmalade in this dish makes this seafood dish hearty enough for red wine.

4. Scallop-and-Bacon Pizza

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A quick, garlicky bechamel stands in for creme fraiche and cheese in this luxurious white pizza.

5. Seared Scallops and Corn Cakes with Bacon Vinaigrette

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Big, beautiful scallops, delectable corn cakes and a drizzle of bacon vinaigrette come together in this rustic yet refined dinner.

6. Corn Chowder with Bacon and Sea Scallops

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Sweet scallops are perfect with sweet corn in this creamy chowder.

7. Scallop and Corn Bacon Burgers with Spicy Mayo

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Scallops make incredibly juicy burgers despite their low fat content.

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