Very Simple Baked Scallops

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Author Notes: Rich and buttery, scallops make for a perfect weeknight meal either on their own or over pasta. These can serve as a lovely appetizer also. These are treated very simply baked with panko, parmesan and butter.inpatskitchen

Serves 4 as an entree and more as an appetizer.

For the crumb topping

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed in a garlic press
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a large saute pan, melt the butter and oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, crumbs, salt and pepper, and while stirring constantly cook until very lightly browned. Let the mixture cool.

Putting it all together

  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops.( about 16)
  • The crumb topping
  1. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the crumb topping in the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold the scallops in one layer.(I used a 10 inch round baking dish)
  2. Make sure your scallops are as dry as possible by blotting them with paper toweling. Place the scallops over the crumbs in one layer in the baking dish.
  3. To the remaining crumb topping, stir in the parmesan and parsley. Sprinkle this evenly over the scallops.
  4. Bake in a pre heated 400F oven for 15 to 20 minutes. To serve as an appetizer, plate 2 or 3 scallops per person over a couple of spears of roasted or blanched asparagus. As an entree, serve them on their own or over buttered pasta.(YUM)
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over 1 year ago GiGi26

Terrific!! My "I can't cook" daughter did a wonderful job with your recipe. Thanks so much for guiding her!! She was so proud of herself and I had a wonderful Birthday Dinner. The girls love them too!

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over 1 year ago inpatskitchen

I'm so happy that everyone liked them...so easy but so good!

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about 2 years ago MHM60

Had the scallops tonight and the best word to describe them would be WONDERFUL!! Tho maybe YUMMY might fit the bill. No, maybe Tasty would be better. O! And EASY to make..soooo easy!! Thanks once again.

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Sooo glad you enjoyed them! They're pretty popular around here too!

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about 2 years ago MHM60

When I spend the $ on scallops, I want to taste the scallops. This is a simple and perfect recipe. One I will use time and again! It's not jazzed up with hot peppers nor is it covered in sauce. I'll be having this for dinner tonight. Thanks!

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you MHM60! Please let me know what you think if you do have them for dinner.

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about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

I was thinking scallops too, but ran out of time. I love your idea, and it's way simpler than mine. The panko crunch sounds wonderful surrounding scallops' tender sweetness.

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Yes you're right.....sweet scallops, crunchy panko. Thanks b!

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about 2 years ago JanetFL

Love scallops and love the simplicity of your dish!

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks so much Janet!