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Awesome Baked Sea Scallops Recipe
  • READY IN 24 mins

Awesome Baked Sea Scallops

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    14 mins

    24 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Place scallops, melted butter, garlic, and shallots in a bowl. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Transfer to a casserole dish.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of scallops.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until crumbs are brown and scallops are done, about 11 to 14 minutes. Top with parsley, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 18, 2006

This is the first time I tried this receipe and indeed it was awesome. The only variation I used was freshly ground sea salt/freshly ground pepper blend, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to taste. In addition, I used flavored breads crumbs as opposed to the plain bread crumbs. I used about a pound of scallops instead of the 16 as recommended in the recipe The dish was prepared and cooked in a 9 x 13 pyrex dish sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 20, 2006

This recipe was horrible. Way too much of the bread crumbs. They didn't seem to match with the scallops. The scallops were boring. Will not make this again.

Feb 18, 2008

These are better than awesome! Other reviewers noted not to use all of the topping the recipe calls for - I disagree. But instead of putting all of the topping on top of the scallops, I put a little dab on each scallop and scattered the rest of the topping around the scallops, allowing the topping to "soak up" the melted butter/garlic mix that I did not discard, but poured over and around scallops in the casserole dish - this came out crispy and delicious! And easy?? This is the first time I've ever cooked scallops (was always afraid to) and this recipe made me a whiz at it! Will be making this again!!

Dec 31, 2005

This recipe is awesome! I made this to the directions for my wife's 40th birthday party. The only problem is the guests wanted more! The only recommondation is you Must use Digby Scallops.

Dec 30, 2007

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.

Aug 27, 2006

This recipe is great AND simple. I placed lightly sauted asparagus and sliced mushrooms in the bottom of an individual serving dish and placed the scallops on top. My husband loved it.

Apr 06, 2008

Definitely a keeper! I reduced the serving to one since I mainly just cook for myself. The only change I made was using chopped red onion since I did not have a shallot. If sea scallops were cheaper, I would make this more often!

Dec 23, 2006

This recipe is so quick & simple, yet elegant enough to serve to company. I have made it several times now and it has become a favorite of ours! I am so happy that I have found this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 440 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 30.2 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 15.2 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 403 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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