Buy good quality fresh scallops, removed from the shell and cleaned. Make sure that they have not been soaked in water or previously frozen.
If the fishmonger has not already done so, remove from the scallops the little white muscle attached to the nut of meat with your fingers or with a sharp knife, and briefly wash and dry them on kitchen paper. Grill the bacon until it is crisp. Meanwhile lightly rub a frying pan with olive oil and heat it until it begins to smoke. Season the scallops and fry them for a minute or so until they ar