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Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Kabobs

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 3 servings
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These succulent seafood kabobs are ready in 30 minutes, but they look and taste like gourmet specialties that took much longer to prepare!

Ingredients

2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/8
teaspoon garlic powder
12
fresh uncooked jumbo shrimp (1/2 lb), shelled with tails left on, deveined
6
fresh uncooked large sea scallops, halved crosswise
12
slices bacon, halved
1
large lemon, cut into 12 wedges

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium nonmetal bowl or large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix lemon juice, ground red pepper and garlic powder. Add shrimp and scallops; stir or turn bag to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; let stand at room temperature to marinate while cooking bacon.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned but not crisp (bacon needs to be pliable to wrap around seafood). Drain on paper towels.
  • 3 Drain shrimp and scallops; discard marinade. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each shrimp and each scallop half. Onto 6 (12- to 14-inch) metal skewers, alternately loosely thread shrimp, scallops and lemon wedges.
  • 4 When grill is heated, place kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 4 to 7 minutes, turning once, until shrimp turn pink, scallops turn opaque and bacon is browned and crisp. To serve, squeeze juice from lemon wedges over shrimp and scallops.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium nonmetal bowl or large resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix lemon juice, ground red pepper and garlic powder. Add shrimp and scallops; stir or turn bag to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; let stand at room temperature to marinate while cooking bacon.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned but not crisp (bacon needs to be pliable to wrap around seafood). Drain on paper towels.
  • 3 Drain shrimp and scallops; discard marinade. Wrap 1 piece of bacon around each shrimp and each scallop half. Onto 6 (12- to 14-inch) metal skewers, alternately loosely thread shrimp, scallops and lemon wedges.
  • 4 When grill is heated, place kabobs on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 4 to 7 minutes, turning once, until shrimp turn pink, scallops turn opaque and bacon is browned and crisp. To serve, squeeze juice from lemon wedges over shrimp and scallops.

Expert Tips

Purchase regular-sliced bacon rather than thick-sliced bacon for this recipe. Regular-sliced will stretch and wrap around the shrimp more easily and cook in the time suggested.

Serve with a fresh lettuce or spinach salad on the side or, if you prefer, slices of fresh fruit.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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