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Baked Scallops

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Baked Scallops
134 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (74% score)
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Yield: 6 servings

This easy recipe for baked scallops is delicious and elegant. The scallops turn out perfectly—tender and succulent—making it the ideal dish to serve at a dinner party.

Our testers called this recipe for baked scallops "easy and elegant — great dinner party fare."

How to Make Baked Scallops


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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds scallops (sea or bay)
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz (or similar) crackers
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dry vermouth
  • Garnish: Lemon slice, chopped fresh chives or parsley

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 325º, and set a rack to the second-to-top position.Wash the scallops and pat dry.

Arrange scallops in a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, garlic salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the scallops evenly with the breadcrumb mixture, then the Parmesan. Pour the butter over all, then sprinkle evenly with the lemon juice and vermouth. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes.

Turn the heat up to "broil" and, with the oven door ajar, brown the top for an additional 2 or 3 minutes (keep a constant eye on the dish to avoid burning). Serve hot, garnished with a slice of lime and fresh chopped chives or parsley.
Updated Wednesday, December 16th, 2015
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6 Responses to Baked Scallops

  1. Anonymous November 17, 2002 at 7:41 am #

    The results of this very easy recipe were outstanding. The scallops were succulent. I would try a few different spices next time, ie: white pepper or more garlic.

  2. Anonymous February 25, 2005 at 3:14 pm #

    This was so good.I did add little more garlic.

  3. Michael Pomoranski February 26, 2005 at 11:17 am #

    I have tried many recipes and they all were not something I would try again. This one was outstanding. I have made it a few times and it comes out absolutely wonderful. I do add a few additional Ritz crackers.

  4. Anonymous November 20, 2007 at 7:23 pm #

    I love this recipe. I use it on fish and shrimp as well as scallops.

  5. monica buck December 4, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    I have made many seafood dishes, but this one was my families favorite. I did add more Ritz and garlic. I also added a pinch of Old Bay.

  6. Jane Cancellier November 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    This recipe was very good! Used fresh bay scallops which just came into season here on Cape Cod. i placed individual servings in small casseroles & added a bit more garlic.

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