Thursday, December 4, 2008

Baked Scallops

I have posted before about the great recipes I get from Rita, and lucky for you, I have another one right here! The scallop recipe is super easy, super fast, and super delicious. It is a tiny bit decadent, with the butter and half and half; but it's worth it!

Bay scallops are usually MUCH cheaper than sea scallops; and they work quite well here. You can also sub in heavy cream for the half and half if that is all you have in the fridge. I served this with garlic mashed potatoes and my standard fave spicy garlic roasted broccoli.

Baked Scallops
from Rita
Serves 2 with leftovers

1 pound bay or sea scallops
2 tablespoons white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Add scallops and stir.
Pour in half and half.

Melt butter, add bread crumbs and crumble over scallop mixture. Bake 15 minutes until brown and bubbly.

6 comments:

Pam said...

Why have I never made this? I love scallops - this whole meal looks fantastic.

Katie said...

What a MEAL! It looks absolutely fabulous! Perfect for a regualr dinner as well as entertaining the girls! Love it!

kathleen & tom said...

Yummmm looks tasty AND easy!

Joelen said...

Ah - thanks for reminding me to add scallops to my grocery list! This looks like a wonderful & elegant meal!

Brooke said...

Yum! I love scallops, but I may try this with shrimp since I have 2lbs in my freezer...

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never had scallops...hmm!