Awesome Baked Sea Scallops Recipe
Large sea scallops are combined with garlic, shallots, butter, and bread crumbs then baked to perfection. Being from Maine, we love our seafood, and this is one of the greats!
Delicious baked scallops with butter and garlic. Bay scallops are the little ones and they tend to be sweeter tasting than sea scallops.
The bread crumb topping MADE this dish. My guests loved this recipe. Raved about it. Served with asparagus, orzo, and another baked Lemon garlic Tilapia dish on this site. They both baked together in the oven side by side, which made it very easy.
This recipe was awesome! I didn't have enough scallops for the full recipe and there were only 2 of us, so I tried to cut the measurements accordingly. I added a splash of white wine to the mixture and I think the sugars in the wine helped to carmelize the mixture around the scallops. I plan to make this again and add some lump crab meat. I didn't quite understand other's comments about having too much topping, what I didn't need on top of the scallops fell around the scallops and created this wonderful sauce; the shallots and butter and wine created this awesome sauce that I wish I had something to serve it on top of, like a pasta. This is definitely a keeper.
i kept pretty true to the recipe except i didn't have shallots so just used onion and forgot to put in the nutmeg. for me, this recipe was just too heavy and fattening. i found the buttery/oily bread crumb mixture to be overbearing and felt that it overshadowed the scallops. wanted to try it because it sounded quick and easy and i had all the ingredients. it was easy, but it just seemed like a waste of the scallops. my husband, who loves scallops, hardly touched them.
This recipe was very good and very easy to make. I made the baked scallops and served them over a bed of orzo pasta with some asparagus on the side...and my husband and I loved it!
Love it! A couple modifications, first seared in garlic butter until lightly browned (2minutes). Place scallops evenly spaced, into a glass casserole dish, and pour the pan contents over the scallops. Then, instead of breadcrumbs: buttered, crumbled Ritz Crackers sprinkled over the top, and a few shakes of Parmesan cheese. Bake at 425 for 4-7 minutes.....PERFECTION!!