Thursday, October 29, 2009

Baked Scallops

My mom made these for my birthday this year, and they are delicious. I got great scallops at Super H Mart the other day, so we had these with crusty multi-grain bread and green beans. The picture is from an iPhone; they aren't really so pink.

This is a quick but impressive recipe. Rinse and drain scallops on paper towels before using.

Baked Scallops

1 c. cracker crumbs or panko bread crumbs
2/3 c. light cream, half and half, or buttermilk (Legal Seafood uses buttermilk)
salt and pepper to taste
garlic salt to taste
1 lb. sea scallops, patted dry
1/4 c. butter
flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped
lemon wedges

Melt butter and mix with crumbs. Add garlic salt and parsley. Put scallops in casserole dish. Add cream and top with bread crumb mixture. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees, uncovered.

Serve with lemon wedges.


Alison... said...

Now we're talkin!

I love scallops.

I haven't made them in ages. I am going to buy some and cook them.

I may not use your recipe since there is a lot of butter and cream in it but it sure sounds delightful.

Kristen said...

Alison - use fat free or low fat Fage plain yogurt as a milk substitute and a low fat butter substitute, and you'll be fine.