Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates with Fig Cola Jam

Wright® Brand Bacon


Recipe courtesy Chef Michael Slavin, Houlihan’s



Bacon-Wrapped Scallops & Dates:

4 slices               Wright® Brand Bacon
4 each10/20 count scallops, seasoned with salt and pepper
4 eachdry pitted dates
8 eachtoothpicks


Fig Cola Jam:

1 cupfig jam 
¼ cupCoke Classic® Coca Cola
1 understar anise 
1 eachbay leaf


For each serving:

4 Tbs  Fig Cola Jam 
1 Tbs balsamic glaze 
1 tsp 1/8-inch slices scallion 




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.

Application Uses

Lodging & Gaming

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