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Friday, October 9, 2009

Baked Scallops with Panko Crust

We had a double celebration dinner last night because Wednesday marked our 8-year Wedding Anniversary and yesterday was my husband's 40th birthday. I asked him what he wanted for dinner and Scallops were requested.

I debated between bacon wrapped, port wine sauce or baked and he choose baked so I went to work creating a recipe. These really came out great and I am so glad that I still have an abundance of fresh parsley in our garden.

I was able to score the Scallops (frozen) from Traders Joe's for $9.99 for the pound and served them with Roasted Cauliflower and Mashed Potatoes. The shocking part if that my picky son asked to try them and then ate a bunch of them. Who knew?

1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 lb. Jumbo Scallops, rinsed, drained and gently patted with a paper towel
1/3 cup Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup sweet onion, minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 garlic cloves (you can use 3 and skip powder if you wish), minced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees

2. Pour melted butter into a casserole dish

3. Combine the bread crumbs, onions, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, garlic and Parmesan cheese and place on top of the scallops, pressing gently

4. Bake about 20 minutes depending on thickness. Do not overcook.


New England Girl said...

Yum! I can never get enough scallops, in any form. And these look delicious. :)

Happy Anniversary AND a Happy Birthday to your husband! :)

maybelle's mom said...

My two year old loves scallops too; i think it is b/c they are sweet. Happy anniversary.

Chow and Chatter said...

happy aniversary love this recipe could it be featured on the seafood blog I write for?

rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

Libby Murphy said...

Oh goodness, I have some scallops in the freezer and I'll just try this recipe. It looks fabulous.
Happy Twirls
By the way, we have a French Wine Set GIVEAWAY if you're interested.

Cucinista said...

Oh boy those look good! I have a serious weakness for scallops.

Tangled Noodle said...

Happy 40th birthday to your husband and 8th anniversary to you both! Way to celebrate - this dish looks and sound delicious. As for you son, it seems he has an innate ability to know good food!

TheFitnessFreak said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby and Happy Anniversary to you both!

I could so use this topping on chicken! I've never tried scallops nor have my boys. Hmmm, I wonder what they would think?

Mary said...

A two fer! I'm sending anniversary and birthday greetings your way. The scallops look wonderful.

Yum Yucky said...

OH wow. My salivary glands are working overtime after gazing into this delectable goodness.

I'm banging the "print" button on this one so I can try it.

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