Being from Boston, my uncles were all fisherman. Therefore, I was treated to a LOT of seafood, over the years. There was absolutely nothing better than my uncles dropping off the days’ catch to my mom, who would almost make something amazing. I remember my uncle’s dropping off baby lobsters because no one would buy them, now we all know them as chicken lobsters, and if they were free, there would be a line around the block, to get them.
My husband grew up as a good old mid-western boy, but he vacationed every year at Cape Cod, where he ate his share of great seafood.
When I moved to Ohio after we got married, I noticed that the seafood was different, they didn’t have lobsters, they had crab legs, and I literally remember going through the supermarket and saying, what are those? They just looked like something that came from outer space. Instead of cod, they ate salmon. I have never had salmon, so it was an acquired taste, my mother in law made the best salmon that I have ever had. I will probably be making it in the next couple of weeks, as we finish up Lent. She served it with a creamy dill dip, that even my son would eat (granted he would eat it without the salmon, but he would finish his bowl, LOL).
Seafood is important, it’s a great source of protein without a lot of fat. It hits most of the marks, gluten free, low carb, and other diets.
Today, I am bringing you a classic dish, bacon wrapped scallops, which are fabulous. The air fryer did a great job as always of crisping up the bacon, and the juiciness of the scallops made this a scrumptious and balanced dish.
Hope you and yours enjoy!
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Air Fryer, Air Fried, Easy Bacon Wrapped Scallops
This is a classic dish with Easy Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
- 16 sea scallops
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 toothpicks
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by patting your sea scallops dry, with a paper towel.
Cut your bacon in 1/2 (half)
Wrap your scallop with 1/2 a piece of bacon. Secret it with a toothpick. Continue to wrap your scallops, until they are all done.
As you prepare them, set them into the air fryer.
Spray them with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Set your air fryer to degree 370F, for 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, flip and set your timer for another 5 minutes
Check the scallops and bacon for doneness, when they are done, remove.
Plate, serve and enjoy!