Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Baked Jumbo Sea Scallops


At $17.99 a pound and about 8 fresh jumbo sea scallops to a pound, this was a splurge, but well worth it. Brian was finally home from a long week of business travel, I was home from vacation and starting a new job and it just felt right.

I maybe used a little bit too much panko (got carried away) - but otherwise, this was simple, lucious and delicious. This would be perfect for a dinner party because it was so simple to execute. I served it with a green salad, a wild rice medley and a California Chardonnay.

Baked Jumbo Sea Scallops:
(serves 2)

1.25 lb (approx) fresh jumbo sea scallops (you want about 5 per person)
1/4-1/3 c dry white wine
1 clove garlic, chopped very fine
Salt and pepper
1 tbs fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
Panko bread crumbs (seasoned with salt & pepper and parsley)
1 tbs butter cold butter, cut into small cubes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425. Lay scallops in a flat gratin dish (preferably individual dishes). Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, mix the wine, garlic and parsley together in a bowl. Spoon over top scallops. Even distribute the little pieces of butter, then top scallops with seasoned panko bread crumbs.

Place in oven, bake about 15 minutes or until scallops are firm and just cooked through and topping is browning. Serve in the gratin dishes.

16 comments:

Peabody said...

Scallops are so expensive...sigh. This looks fantastic...I go crazy with Panko usually too.

Janet said...

This looks amazing... and with only 1 tbsp of butter between 2 people... you don't have to feel guilty!

Brilynn said...

I love seafood, this looks great!

Nora B. said...

Hi Kirsten, wow, fresh jumbo scallops!!! I think that it's worth the price if you think about how much that meal would cost you at a restaurant.

All the best for your new job!

Mo said...

Wow!! I'm doing this the next time I get scallops. I have never tried baking scallops, and this is the perfect recipe for getting over that fear. Thanks for posting!

Kelly-Jane said...

I love scallops too, and these look great!

Christine said...

Wow! You've been so busy while I've been gone! Everything looks so delicious - I can't wait to get cooking again and I haven't had scallops in ages. Hope the new job is going well! :)

P.S. where did you get the scallops?

Chris said...

Wow - those are some scallops! They look delicious!

lululu said...

Looks delicious. I really wanna dig in!!!

Kristen said...

This looks decadent and delicious. I hope your new job is going well :) Good luck!

Kirsten said...

Thanks All!! New job is great - I have been very busy as it's event season, new job and general craziness...

Chrissy - scallops were from AJ's, $2 less a lb than Whole Foods and after trying both, they are SO sweet and delicious, the best I have ever bought.

Anonymous said...

This is an amazingly delicious yet easy recipe. I served it with a lemon risotto. The flavors worked well together.

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Anonymous said...

Diver scallops are 9.99 a lb. in Pensacola and we have a lot more cheap great seafood

Anonymous said...

I substituded cilantro but followed everything else. It was awesome.

Emily said...

I love this recipe! Thanks for posting it. I made this for dinner tonight for my husband and I and it was delicious!