Sorry folks, wanted to like this one but was very disappointed. It smelled delicious in the oven but left a lot to be desired flavor wise. I used 4 slices of maple bacon cut into 3 pieces each for 2 servings of scallops and honey Dijon mustard. I baked for 20 minutes and broiled for 2 1/2 minutes each side. These were just flavorless. Next time I will stick to basic wrapped scallops with applewood smoked bacon and Wegmans basting oil...now that's a five star dinner!
Definitely worthy of a special occasion. I made these for my husband for New Year's Eve. They were the delicious. The marinade gives the scallops a great flavor and basting them while cooking keeps them moist. I didn't have any problem with my bacon and scallops both cooking.
I used honey-dijon and Morningstar soy bacon for a healthier dish. Excellent on the grill!
This has been a family favorite since it came out in '97. Unfortunately, the stove that came with our house does not have a broiler, so I tried broiling this in a convection oven which didn't work very well. It does great on the grill, but what I do now is to chop the bacon into big chunks and cook it in a skillet for awhile, drain the fat and then add the scallops. I add the remaining ingredients about half way through the cooking process...or maybe towards the end. If you are having flavor issues, this seems to be a good way to really set in the flavor. I would also recommend using REAL syrup, not the corn syrup (like Mrs. Butterworth's or the like) because it has a much stronger flavor.
We don't like bourbon so we substitited Capt Morgan pineapple rum. It was fantastic
I normally search by five star - i thought this was pretty good but nothing special. It was easy enough - which is good, but ...