Meat Glue Week: Bacon Scallop Stacks

If you’ve ever read my post on Ad Hoc’s braised beef short ribs, you’ll remember my story about the friend who “accidentally” ate the best scallops he ever had in his life. The scallops were wrapped in bacon, and as this friend is a practicing Muslim, pork is a big no. I personally can’t remember the first time I ate the bacon-scallop combo, but for him, he just can’t forget it.

Bacon and scallops are classic, and iconic are the toothpicks that hold them together. With meat glue, you can eliminate the toothpick forever! I could have wrapped slices of bacon around each scallop, but I’ve always found that the bacon isn’t crispy when it’s done like that.

Instead, I created some bacon disks and sandwiched scallops in the middle. Cooking them slowly in a cast-iron skillet crisped up the bacon beautifully. Because the scallops never touched the pan and were protected from the heat by the bacon, they were super succulent and perfectly cooked.

This is one meat glue application I could see myself using over and over again. It’s a good thing too, the sample bag of meat glue is huge!

17 Comments add yours

  1. Those look like huge scallops. Tasty.

    How much of your sample bag have you used up in this week of meat gluing?

    On the subject of bacon fries, I do know that some places deep fry bacon in a batter. Then serve it with a mustard or barbecue sauce.

    I didn’t use up that much, maybe about half. You really don’t need too much of it!

    Deep-fried bacon, huh? Sounds artery clogging!

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:07 am
  2. Your recent posts really have me jonesing for some meat glue!

    You should try and get a sample! Check out the Activa site.

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:08 am
  3. Sounds exciting that bacon and scallop meet on a fring-pan!

    They were super-delicious. I thought the scallops would get over-cooked, but they were just right!

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:09 am
  4. oh, I so want to buy some meat glue now!

    They should really consider selling it in smaller packs!

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:10 am
  5. ingenious!

    Thanks!

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:48 am
  6. this is a killer idea..love it!! i heart scallops and who doesnt like becon…hmmm…drool!!!

    Bacon and scallops belong together!

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:50 am
  7. So how did you make the bacon “pinwheels”?

    I just meat glued individual slices of bacon and rolled it up. You can read about it here.

    steph on May 17th, 2010 at 10:52 am
  8. OOoOOooo yummo!!!bacon!! get in my belly!!

    Bacon in the tummy is always yummy!

    steph on May 18th, 2010 at 11:10 am
  9. Wow it looks and sounds so good. did you iuse meat glue to attach the bacon disk to the scallops. and did/how long did it take to cook them.

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