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, Easy Bacon Wrapped Scallops
This is a classic dish with Easy Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 25
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Seafood
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 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!
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