YIELD: 4 appetizer-size servings
1 ½ lb. large scallops
½ lb. thin-sliced bacon
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
maple syrup, as needed for glazing
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Wrap each scallops in piece of bacon and place bacon-wrapped scallops onto baking sheet, seam side down. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until well browned and rendered of fat, turning at least once, for about 10 minutes.
2. Pour off fat and brush scallops with maple syrup. Continue cooking until caramelized, approximately 3-5 minutes more.
Photo and Recipe: Kate Hays, University of Vermont