Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

One of our favorite appetizers is fresh scallops wrapped in bacon.  If you marinate the scallops, you will get a kicked-up version of this famous appetizer.  Cape Cod caterers will tell you that scallops wrapped in bacon are the most popular summer appetizer.

Scallops Wrapped in Bacon
(Serves 4)

12 medium sized scallops (If the scallops are large, cut them in half horizontally)
6 slices maple flavored bacon, cut in half
1 cup dry white wine
2 garlic cloves, crushed
dash freshly ground black pepper

Mix the wine, garlic and pepper in a bowl.  Marinate the scallops in the wine mixture for about 15 minutes.  Wrap each scallop in a half slice of bacon and skewer with a toothpick.  Broil or grill until the bacon is crisp.  Pop a cork and let the party begin!

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