Bacon Scallops and Hollandaise

Bacon Scallops and Hollandaise from ZestuousThere’s no back-story to this recipe, but my-oh-my will there be stories to come. I was craving scallops. But instead of making an alfredo and pasta, I was in the mood for bacon and hollandaise.

I’ve actually never made hollandaise sauce before, so I turned to the best source I could think of for an authentic recipe—Julia Child. She didn’t let me down. This combination of flavors is so divine. The sauce is lemony and buttery; a perfect match for seafood, and the bacon adds a salty crunch. Bon appétit!

Bacon Scallops and Hollandaise


  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • STP (kosher Salt, Tonys and Pepper)
  • 1 lb. scallops
  • Olive oil

Cook 4 pieces of bacon until crisp and then crumble. Set aside.

Dice one tomato, removing the seeds. Toss with a pinch of salt and set aside.

Place raw scallops on a platter. Sprinkle both sides with STP.

Melt one stick of butter in a small saucepan, until it begins to foam. Remove from heat.

Place 3 egg yolks into a blender. Add a pinch of salt, Tony’s and pepper. Add one tablespoon lemon juice. Blend on high for about 30 seconds. Remove the center cap from the lid and slowly pour in the melted butter while blending on high. Pour in all but the foam. It will quickly form a cream sauce. Turn off the blender and taste. Blend in more STP or lemon juice, as needed.

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Place the scallops in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, until they form a nice crust. Turn and cook for another 3-5 minutes.

To plate, spoon the hollandaise sauce on a plate or individual appetizer dish. Place a scallop on top. Garnish with crumbled bacon and diced tomato.

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