Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates with Fig Cola Jam

Wright® Brand Bacon


Recipe courtesy Chef Michael Slavin, Houlihan’s

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates with Fig Cola Jam




Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates:

4 slices

Wright® Brand Bacon

4 each

10/20 count scallops, seasoned with salt and pepper

4 each

dry pitted dates

8 each


Fig Cola Jam:

1 cup

fig jam

¼ cup

Coke Classic® Coca Cola

1 pod

star anise

1 each

bay leaf

For each serving:

4 Tablespoons

Fig Cola Jam

1 Tablespoon

balsamic glaze

1 teaspoon

1/8-inch slices scallion

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Step 1

For the Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates: Cut bacon slices in half widthwise and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a 325 degree F high fan oven for 5 minutes to par bake. Remove from oven and cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. 

Step 2

Wrap each scallop and date around its circumference with a piece of par-cooked bacon and hold in place with a toothpick. Hold for service

Step 3

For the Fig Cola Jam: Place ingredients into a saucepan. Slowly reduce over low heat, allowing sauce to thicken. Remove and refrigerate.

Step 4

To serve: Place bacon-wrapped scallops and dates on a baking pan. Place in a 375 degree F high fan oven for approximately 7 to 8 minutes, or until bacon is golden brown and crisp.

Step 5

Place 4 dollops (1 Tablespoon each) of fig cola jam on a serving plate.

Step 6

Place 1 scallop and 1 date, side by side, on top of each fig cola dollop.

Step 7

Drizzle a small stripe of balsamic glaze over each scallop and date and garnish each with scallions.

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