This dish was quite different than most scallop recipes and very tasty. I served it over saffron rice.
I took the advice of the Culianry Explorer and cooked the bacon longer. I did 15 minutes on each side. I have to be honest, I was skeptical about the cream sauce with the scallops but I was very surprised how well it went together. I had the dip on the side, the guest of honor made the same comment that she wasn't a dipping person but tried it and found that she loved the sauce and asked for the recipe. I made some extra sauce and cooked pork chops with it, it came out awesome! Thank you for sharing!
These had a nice flavor to them, however we were not happy with the way the bacon cooked. It stayed pretty chewey and we're the type to like ours crisp. I did give it extra time in the oven at the start and it still didn't really cook up. I think I would cook it til it was much farther along next time before wrapping around the scallops to get it more crisp. The sauce was nice and had a different taste to it. Pretty simple to put together.