Keto Scallops Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

I learned to appreciate scallops later in life – after I started keto and got them once in my monthly Butcher Box delivery on a whim. Since then, I get them almost every month and perfected a couple of keto scallop recipes which I make every month without fail, one being my keto bacon-wrapped scallops with spicy mayo in lettuce wraps.

In addition to being delicious, scallops are a significant source of magnesium and potassium, which are essential for heart health and has been known to improve blood circulation throughout the body. Scallops are a lowfat seafood option, which is why we wrap these in bacon and use olive oil and good quality mayo – I like avocado mayo – to add some fats to bring up those keto macros.

I love the texture of scallops and the flavor that just brings me back to my days growing up on the Connecticut coast. And something about bacon and scallops is a marriage made in heaven. This recipe for bacon-wrapped scallops with a spicy mayo has become a favorite among my family and friends I turn to over and over again – it’s perfect for a keto lunch that’s filling but doesn’t make you feel like you overdid it at all.

When buying bacon, look for sugar-free bacon as many traditional, store-bought varieties do add sugar. You can usually find a sugar-free version – but I just get bacon along with my scallops in my Butcher Box so I don’t have to go on a hunt at the market!

Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo

5 from 1 vote
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine seafood
Servings 2
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 sea scallops cleaned and patted dry
  • 4 slices bacon sugar-free
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp avocado mayo
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 8 toothpicks
  • 4 romaine or butter lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425?.
  • Line a small baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • Cut each bacon in half to make 8 short strips.
  • Wrap each scallop with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  • Place on baking sheet.
  • Drizzle each bacon-wrapped scallop with olive oil and season with fresh cracked pepper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and then turn the broiler on and broil for another 2 minutes.
  • While the scallops are baking, mix your avocado mayo and sriracha in a small bowl.
  • Top each leaf of lettuce with two of the bacon-wrapped scallops, drizzle with your spicy mayo and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 7gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 543mgPotassium: 123mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword scallops
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2 COMMENTS

  1. 5 stars
    This is a simple and tasty recipe for scallops – which need dressing up for sure. You can easily use the seasoning on other fish as well.

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