Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Kabobs

These succulent seafood kabobs are ready in 30 minutes, but they look and taste like gourmet specialties that took much longer to prepare!

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 3

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
  • 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.
  • 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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