Seafood Appetizers – Bacon Wrapped Scallop Sliders

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Bacon wrapped scallop sliders- seafood appetizer

Seafood as an Appetizer

Another incredible recipe from Alaskan Seafood Marketing Institute showing us seafood can be one of the best appetizers around.  Make sure to put this together for upcoming Holiday get togethers.  Bacon and Scallops is always a crowd favorite, but now turning it into a slider?  This recipe below is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Enjoy!

SERVES 16
 
PREP TIME 15 minutes
 
COOK TIME 10 minutes
 
INGREDIENTS

2 cups mayonnaise
4 teaspoons pimenton (smoked paprika)
1/8 cup olive oil
5 medium or 3 cups sliced red onion
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
16 large Alaska Weathervane Scallops, patted dry
16 bacon slices, fully-cooked but not crisp
16 mini-hamburger buns, split
16 small (3-inch) lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS

Blend mayonnaise and pimenton in a bowl; set aside.

Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pan. Stir in onions; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer one minute. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Wrap each Alaska Scallop with a cooked bacon slice. Grill or sauté scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side, cooking just until scallops are opaque and bacon is crisp.

Place buns on grill and lightly toast. To serve, spread about 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on cut side of each bun. Place about 2 tablespoons onions on the bun bottoms, top with a bacon-wrapped scallop and lettuce leaf, then close with bun tops.

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