Baked Herb Scallops

4
Servings
12m
Prep Time
17-19m
Cook Time
29m
Ready In


"As I've said B4, we love & eat a lot of seafood here in Iceland. In fact, we're now eating seafood for 50% of our meals & filling in w/other meat meals (usually meat bought on-sale). My grandparentsdotcom Newsletter has been the source of some of my most-favored recipes over the yrs & I think this recipe for scallops shared w/us from the FRESH FISH COOKBOOK by Jennifer T. Thompson will soon join that group of faves. My only issue w/the recipe is that JTT sees 4 oz of scallops as a dinner portion, but that wouldn't be the case at our house, esp when we entertain family or friends. I see this dish as an ideal starter course, but you can decide this for yourself. ENJOY!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (154.5 g)
  • Calories 255.8
  • Total Fat - 12.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 48.2 mg
  • Sodium - 744 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.1 g
  • Protein - 15.8 g
  • Calcium - 29.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450F. Brush an 8-in square glass baking dish w/a bit of the butter & spoon the scallops into the dish in a single layer. Season well w/salt & pepper.

Step 2

Melt the remaining butter in a sml skillet over med heat. Add the garlic & saute for 1 min. Add the breadcrumbs & stir until they start to brown (4-6 min).

Step 3

Toss in the parsley, chives & tarragon. Stir to combine & spoon the crumbs on top of the scallops. Dust smoked paprika over the top & bake until the scallops are opaque (about 13 min). Serve immediately.

NOTE FROM ME - All of us know it's better to use fresh herbs vs dried herbs, but I don't always enjoy that luxury so I have given you the liberty of using dry herbs as I may have to do on occasion


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Bergy

The Scallops were really delicious. The crumbs mixed with herbs were really crunchy & tasty. I was a bit heavy with the smoked Paprika dusting but it added a touch of heat. The photos do not do the recipe justice. Scallops are expensive so when you make them you want a recipe to do them justice - this recipe does just that. I find this recipes serves two nicely.

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(2 Aug 2016)