Bacon-Wrapped Seafood Kabobs

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

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.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Potassium
420mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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