BACON-WRAPPED SEA SCALLOPS
4 slices bacon 1 lb. large sea scallops (about 24), tendons removed
1⁄4 tsp. salt
1⁄8 tsp. pepper Pinch of cayenne pepper 2 tbsp. minced fresh chives
1. Heat broiler with oven rack adjusted to 6" from flame. Line bottom of broiler pan with foil; top with slotted tray.
2. Slice each piece of bacon into 2 strips lengthwise; cut each strip into 3 short pieces. Spread bacon pieces in single layer on microwave-safe plate over 4 layers of paper towels; cover with 2 more paper towels. Microwave on high 1 to 2 min. or until bacon fat begins to render.
3. In bowl, sprinkle scallops with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste; toss to coat.
4. Wrap a bacon strip around center of each scallop; place on prepared broiler pan, pinning bacon ends underneath scallop. Broil 3 to 4 min., rotating broiler pan halfway through. Skewer each scallop with a toothpick before transferring to serving platter. Garnish with chives. PER SERVING: 67 cal,
11g protein, 2g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g sugar, 2g fat
in From prep to table minutes or less! 10