I'm sure the creator of this recipe meant well, but there's too much going on in this recipe, and it's not done in the proper order. Forget the edamame, tomatoes, basil, and possibly the red pepper, and use no more than 3 bacon strips (properly fried to crispness), and simply make this dish as one would shrimp and grits, taking care to properly brown the scallops, if not grill them. Reduced to these essentials, their flavors will come out as they should, and they're all delicious ones when allowed to shine on their own.
We didn't like the grits and felt the bacon was too soft. I found the recipe time consuming along with the prep work.
Absolutely wonderful...made it several times and get rave review...
Delicious! Time consuming to prepare, but worth it!!