Impressive Holiday Appetizers

If you are looking for impressive, yet easy to make appetizers for upcoming holiday parties, consider these bacon-wrapped scallop skewers. These are sweet and smoky holiday hors d'oeuvres everyone will love.
Peach bourbon BBQ scallops

Adapted from Red Lobster's brand new Wood-Fire Grill menu, Chef Michael LaDuke's signature peach bourbon barbecue glaze adds amazing flavor to this recipe.

Peach bourbon barbecue scallops

Makes 6 skewers (with 4 scallops per skewer)

Ingredients:

  • 24 scallops
  • 6 two-prong metal skewer for scallops
  • olive oil
  • 24 slices of bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Peach bourbon barbecue sauce (see below)

Peach bourbon barbecue sauce :

  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup ripe fresh or frozen peaches (peeled, seeded and chopped), or substitute peach preserves
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp bourbon

Directions:

  1. Wrap one piece of bacon around each scallop and place four scallops on a one two-pronged skewer so they don't turn. Repeat with remaining skewers.
  2. Brush both sides of the scallops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper
  3. Place the scallops on a medium hot grill. Grill scallops for approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Take them off the grill when they are about 80 percent done.
  4. Add the peach bourbon barbecue sauce during the last moments of cooking or when the cooking is complete for added flavor.

For the sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a simmer while stirring for 8-10 minutes, allowing the alcohol to cook down.
  3. Cool and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Recipe courtesy of Red Lobster

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Comments on "Peach bourbon bbq scallops"

June Sebo April 03, 2010 | 3:17 PM

I just had these scallops last week and I love them - that's why I'm interested in the recipe - it is not clear to me about the sauce. I get the peaches and the bourbon but "2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce"? There is no BBQ flavor to the dish at Red Lobster so I'm not getting that part. Can you help? Thanks

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