Keto Scallops Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Scallops with Spicy Mayo

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 2 votes
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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Lolita Carrico
Lolita Carrico
Exploring the art of graceful aging, I share my journey and tips on wellness, beauty, and nutrition for women embracing their vibrant 40s and beyond.

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  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.

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this was a very easy recipe with simple to follow instructions. Plated on the lettuce leaves looked elegant. I was especially pleased that my husband even commented that it was rather tasty.
    I think next time I would use thin-sliced bacon, instead of thick-sliced.

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