They can be an appetizer or a main dish and can be cooked on the grill, broiled, or cooked in the air fryer!
Place short wooden skewers in water to soak for 30 minutes.
Place bacon in a frying pan and cook about 3-4 minutes per side or until just slightly cooked and some of the fat has rendered out. Bacon should not be crisp.
Dab scallops dry with paper towels and season with salt & pepper to taste.
Wrap bacon around the scallops and thread 3 scallops onto each skewer.
Melt butter and mix with garlic, parsley, and lemon pepper. Brush over scallops.
Preheat grill to medium heat. Add scallop skewers and grill for 6-8 minutes or just until the bacon is crispy. Do not overcook.
Place oven rack 6” from the broiler. Line a pan with foil. Place scallops on prepared pan and broils 8-10 minutes, flipping over after 3 minutes. Cook just until the bacon is crisp and scallops are cooked through, do not overcook.
Place scallops into an air fryer at 350°F for 11-13 minutes. Cook just until the bacon is crisp and scallop is cooked. Do not overcook.
Recipe Notes If scallops are really large you might need 1 slice of bacon per scallop. If they are smaller, you may only need ½ slice bacon per scallop. Choose scallops that are uniform in size so they cook evenly. Scallops should be opaque and have a pleasant ocean-fresh smell. Soaking skewers in water for 30 minutes ensures they will not get burned during the cooking process. Choose bacon slices that will fit around the sides of each piece. If your scallops are small, you can wrap two scallops in one slice of bacon.