Smoky, salty bacon wrapped around tender scallops drizzled with a bourbon maple glaze.  A perfect appetizer to share with you for my 7 year blog anniversary celebration and giveaway! 

This giveaway is sponsored by Pacific Merchants Trading Company.  I received free product to sample prior to my decision to offer this giveaway.  All opinions about this product are mine alone.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
I must admit, this giveaway was originally planned for me to offer right before my blog anniversary date, which was December 27, 2014.  I have now been blogging for 7 years and starting into my 8th! I had some situations come up that delayed this post and that is why you do see a “red & green” theme with the colors on my food presentation.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t much I could do about posting this when I planned, however the giveaway was still going to happen because I absolutely LOVE this product from Pacific Merchants.

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
What you see below was what I chose for my sample.  This is the oval serving tray set. What is so special about these trays? They are light weight for one, the finish is smooth, very easy to clean (they are not dishwasher safe), and they are gorgeous! They are also non-porous so those who think that because these are wood, they will absorb odors or flavors, that is not the case. You can read all about their Acaciaware on their website.
You can serve anything on these trays.  Over the new year Grumpy and I loaded them up with cheese, crackers and pepperoni.  As you can see, I made some Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze over the holidays for us to enjoy and served them up on these trays.  I have actually eaten my dinner on one of these trays also.  Yes, that is how much I love my set.  I cannot wait to purchase my set of dinner plates!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze
The great folks over at Pacific Merchants agreed to sponsor this giveaway for my blog anniversary and we are offering you a $50 gift certificate towards any of their products.  This is a great deal as there are several items and sets under $50 on their website.  You can enter the giveaway by Rafflecopter just below the recipe.  Offer is open to US residence only.  Good luck!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Bourbon Maple Glaze

Published 01/04/2015
Bacon Wrapped Scallops with Maple Bourbon Glaze

Tender scallops wrapped in bacon and topped off with a spicy sweet bourbon butter glaze.


  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 12 slices low-sodium bacon slices, cut in half
  • cooking spray
  • 24 large sea scallops


  1. Pre-bake bacon for about 7 – 10 minutes at 350 degrees, until bacon is limp and has started to release fat. Do not let bacon fully cook through or you will not be able to wrap the scallop. Partially cooking the bacon will allow your bacon to become crisp by the time the scallops are done cooking.
  2. Stir together bourbon, maple syrup, chili pepper flakes, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 3-5 minutes, until mixture has reduced and thickened slightly.
  3. Wrap partially cooked bacon around scallops (1/2 slice bacon per scallop) and secure with a toothpick.
  4. Turn the oven broiler on high. Line a baking pan with foil and coat foil lined pan with cooking spray. Place scallops on pan coat with glaze mixture and broil 2-3 minutes. Turn scallops over, coat with another coating of glaze and broil 2-3 minutes longer.
  5. Remove to serving plate and garish with desired garnish (I used pomegranate seeds but many people garnish with chives).

Yield: 24 Scallops (12 appetizer portions, 4 dinner servings)
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.

Cook time: 00 hrs. 06 mins.
Total time: 16 mins.
Tags: bacon, seafood, scallops, maple, bourbon, chili pepper, spicy, sweet, appetizer

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic January 4, 2015 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Congratulations on 7 wonderful years! You have a wonderful blog. I can't wait to see what the next 7 years bring!

  2. Katie January 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    So many beautiful things, but I love the Kilner jarsM

  3. Curtis heining January 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Tapered Chopping Board would be my choice

  4. Karen January 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Can't wait to start digging around your blog!!!!

  5. Pam January 4, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    Happy 7 year Blogavirsary. I love scallops and bourbon this recipe is for me. Wonderful giveaway, I love using wood for serving, I can't wait to see what else they have.

  6. Kim Mancuso January 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Happy Blogiversary Shelby! Those scallops look awesome and Pacific Merchants has some really cool products!

  7. Mary Ellen January 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Congrats on your blogiversay! I'd never heard of this company before. I really like their products, time to go shopping. I really love that enamelware!

  8. Alice Peet January 4, 2015 at 9:18 pm - Reply

    I like quite a few of their place mats. Need some new ones badly.

  9. Sylvia Anderson January 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    The serving bowls are beautiful and I would be happy with any of them. Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.

  10. barbara stenby January 5, 2015 at 2:50 am - Reply

    Pickle Pot with Lid, 10 Liter

  11. Sandy Cain January 5, 2015 at 4:32 am - Reply

    I would probably use it toward the Breakfast in Bed Set. So pretty!

  12. bjboop January 5, 2015 at 7:46 am - Reply

    This looks like a delicious way to cook one of my favorite foods!

  13. From Valeries Kitchen January 5, 2015 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    First of all, congratulations on your blog anniversary! It is a huge accomplishment to reach this milestone. I know exactly how hard it is to keep a blog going at the same time you work outside the house. It's hard! But I know how much you love it. I'm so glad we met in that group so long ago. It's pretty unbelievable how much has changed since then! It's so cool that we are still connected through our love of recipes.

    This is a fantastic giveaway. I love my acacia wood salad bowl set SO much. It really is gorgeous stuff.

  14. Erin Ellis January 6, 2015 at 1:49 am - Reply

    Congratulations! I would choose the Acacia Wood 12 Round Calabash Bowl with FREE Salad Servers. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  15. Kelly OMalley January 6, 2015 at 2:27 am - Reply

    So many wonderful items! I think I would choose the Pickle Pot with Lid, 10 Liter. I have just started making Kimchi and this would be perfect for that. I am going to make pickles and Sauerkraut, so this would be used a ton. I would also get some of the stone weights for the fermenting crocks/jars.

  16. latanya t January 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Acacia Wood Oval Bowl, 15" x 8" x 4"

  17. sandyhills x January 8, 2015 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I would have to say that I would use it for the placemats – Placemat Aluminum SM, 17" x 12" – shaunie

  18. Melody Camp January 8, 2015 at 3:52 am - Reply

    I would have to get the Mason Cash In the Forest Fox Mixing Bowl in Cream. It is soo pretty. I love foxes, owls, and basically woodland themed items. This is so gorgeous.

  19. Kristen January 8, 2015 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I'd get the Mason Cash In the Forest Rabbit Mixing Bowl.

  20. Manda January 9, 2015 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    I would love a tagine.

  21. Michelle Tucker January 11, 2015 at 2:39 am - Reply

    I'd probably get the Mason Cash Terracotta Open Casserole, 9" x 8". We could use something different in the house like that.

  22. Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster January 11, 2015 at 3:23 am - Reply

    We really love wood ( my Honey/Hubby does carpentry and wood-working ) so I can't really get past the Acacia offerings – and the


    And I can't wait to try the Scallops recipe – maybe I'll make it for Valentine's Day. I did make a similar dish for New Years Eve – The scallops wrapped in bacon but served over fresh spinach and a PERNOD sauce served with a garlicky spinach fettuccine. But this one sounds even better! Thanks!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

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