National Baked Scallops Day | Breaded Baked Scallops – The Foodie Patootie

National Baked Scallops Day | Breaded Baked Scallops

You all are going to think I’m crazy, but I am not a fan of scallops. I’ve tried them a handful of times and have found them to be too chewy for my tastes and then I worry that they aren’t cooked properly and that freaks me out even more. I managed to get these scallops to be a texture I actually enjoy, though, so that’s good.

Breaded Baked Scallops via | #seafood #scallops #foodholiday #recipeI may be over my scallop hesitation if I can keep cooking them like this! Being that this is my first time making scallops, I wasn’t sure how to season them, but I figured that the combination I would use for shellfish (the fish I cook most often) would work out fine.

Big surprise that I was right. Who doesn’t like the combo of butter, lemon, parsley, and white wine?

Another wonderful thing about scallops is that they cook fast!

Breaded Baked Scallops via | #seafood #scallops #foodholiday #recipeIt’s been a long week so far so this scallop recipe is coming to you later in the day than my posts usually do, but having a late night dinner isn’t always bad. I get home after a 30 minutes drive from work and within 20 minutes, I had these scallops to enjoy.

The recipe I made was for 3 scallops. It’s all I needed to be seafood happy.

National Baked Scallops Day | Breaded Baked Scallops
Recipe Type: Seafood
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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Serves: 3 scallops
  • 3 sea scallops
  • Flour
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp diced shallot
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 2 tbsp dry white wine
  • 1/2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Capitol Hill seasoning[/url]
  • 1/2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 400*F. Spray cooking spray in a small casserole dish. Sprinkle the scallops with salt and pepper, then toss in flour to coat.
  2. In a small saute pan, melt 1 tbsp butter on medium-high. Place scallops in the melted butter and cook for about 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly browned. Transfer scallops to the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  3. In the same saute pan, melt the leftover 1 tbsp butter. Add shallot and garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the wine and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over scallops.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, parsley, paprika, Capitol Hill seasoning, and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 the mixture over one side of the scallops, turn the scallops over and sprinkle the other 1/2. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. After removing the scallops from the oven, sprinkle with lemon juice.

Tomorrow: National Coconut Torte Day


3 Responses to “National Baked Scallops Day | Breaded Baked Scallops”

  1. Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) — March 12, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    OMG how yummy is this!! I always love coming to your blog for some food porn 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  2. Nichole — March 13, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Scallops are a new dish I like…very, very new, lol. This looks tasty!


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