In a large dutch oven, fry the bacon bits til crisp and remove from pan.
Add the potatoes, celery,onion, paprika, salt and pepper to pan and saute over medium high heat til soft about 7 minutes.
Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables in the pot and cook for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in liquids and bring to a simmer. Add bacon back in and simmer about 15 minutes. Stir frequently and do not let it come to a rolling boil to avoid a skin forming on the top.
Add the scallops and parsley and cook about 3 minutes until scallops are opaque.
Discard the bay leaf and stir in the lemon juice just before serving.
Smoky Scallop Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Total Carbohydrates 13g4%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.