As I really hate the mess that frying bacon on top of the stove makes, I use my microwave when I need cooked bacon.
On a dinner plate, place a piece of paper towel. Lay the bacon slices on top. Cover with another layer of paper towels.
Place in the microwave and cook on high heat, in 1 minute intervals, checking to see when it is just slightly less than your liking, as it will continue to cook while resting; rotating the plate after every minute of cooking. Depending on the thickness, this could take anywhere from 1 minute to 4 minutes or so.
Even if you only want to partially cook the bacon so you can use it to wrap around something, such as these scallops, just adjust the cooking time accordingly.