10 Minute Cajun bacon wrapped scallops

Decadent scallops made in a jiffy!

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Scallops are one of those ingredients many novice and home cooks stay away from out of fear they are hard to prepare. In fact, scallops are one of the easiest fishes to cook! We will admit, they are quite temperamental, but once you get the timing just right, they will melt in your mouth. Pair them with Cajun seasoning and bacon and you have one decadent (and easy) weeknight meal.

10 Minute Cajun bacon wrapped scallops

Serves 4

What doesn't taste amazing cooked in bacon fat? These large, succulent scallops are fried for just 4 minutes total to get a beautiful golden brown color on the outside. The key to a perfect (not rubbery) scallop is timing! Only cook for 2 minutes (tops) on each side to get a restaurant quality scallop.


  • 4 medium scallops, fresh
  • 4 pieces bacon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning


  1. Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until about 4 minutes. You don't want the bacon crispy, otherwise you can't wrap it around the scallop.
  2. Once the bacon has done, save the fat in the pan. Add the Cajun seasoning to the pan and heat for about 1 minute. Add the scallops and cook until lightly brown on each side, or about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes.
  3. Once the scallops have cooked, wrap with bacon and use a toothpick to secure it. Serve warm and enjoy!

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Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.