Bay Scallops with Snap Peas and Bacon

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I love scallops! Whether they’re bay scallops (like the ones in this picture) or big sea scallops (like the ones in the last picture in this post) they’re one of my favorite seafoods!

“One of my favorite seafoods” sounds weird, but you get what I’m saying 😉. 

Scallops feel light and decadent at the same time, and they pair up perfectly with bacon. 

I love to serve scallops with a quick side of snap peas and bacon, and top everything off with a yummy orange balsamic sauce 😍. 


So first you’re just going to start off by cooking your bacon, and then cooking your snap peas in the bacon grease. 

I like to look for the fat snap peas – I think they’re so much better than the flat ones! But either will work if you can’t find the fat ones. 


The scallops just get a quick sear, and then all that’s left is the sauce!

It’s sooo simple and really tasty.

You just squeeze the juice from one or two oranges, add some balsamic vinegar, and cook it down until it starts to thicken up. 

In goes some butter (or ghee if you’re dairy free or want to keep this Whole30) and a little bit of salt! 

Drizzle the sauce over top of the scallops and peas and you’re good to go! 

Scallops with bacon and snap peas | Reclaiming Yesterday

I love to serve this over a simple cauliflower puree, as you can see in the photo above 👆

So, so yum! I hope you make it 😊

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