Baked Scallops

I love scallops – they used to be a dish I would only get when out at a restaurant until we found this yummy, easy recipe for baked scallops.  The recipe calls for bay scallops, but they are so tiny it really works best with regular-size scallops.  They are pricey, so try it out the next time your grocery store or fish market has scallops on sale!

Baked Scallops

4 Tbs butter, melted
1 1/2 lb bay scallops, rinsed and drained (again, we used regular-size scallops)
1/2 C seasoned dry bread crumbs (we use low salt bread crumbs)
1 Tsp onion powder
1 Tsp garlic powder
1/2 Tsp paprika
1/2 Tsp dried parsley
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).  Pour melted butter into a 2 quart oval casserole dish. Distribute butter and scallops evenly inside the dish. Combine the bread crumbs, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, minced garlic and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle this mixture over the scallops.  Bake in pre-heated oven until scallops are firm, about 20 minutes.


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