Today hasn't been my most productive day at all by far. I started off by sleeping way later than I planned on. I didn't get laundry done. I didn't make the muffins I had intended to. I didn't finish unpacking the rest of our stuff. I did, however, vacuum - sweep & mop - enjoyed a visit from my best friend - and made an amazing dinner. All of that HAS to make up for my unproductive-ness. Right? I'd like to think so.
Tonight, I felt like scallops. Scallops make me happy, my oldest daughter happier, & the husband happiest. Unfortunately, they make my younger daughter sad.
"But I don't like scallops, Mommy' she says.
I said 'You haven't even tried them yet'.
She replies 'I know. I just don't think I'll like them because they'll taste like seafood'
Sigh. Maybe one day she'll like seafood like the rest of us does. Until then, I will just have to continue with my threats that she won't get dessert unless she eats it all. That always does the trick (although she complains the whole way & takes about 50 million years to clean her plate).
Now where was I? Oh right! Baked Butter Scallops!! MmmMm
You will need to melt 4 tablespoons of butter, & pour it into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Stir in about 1.5 pounds of bay scallops that have been rinsed & drained.
In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 3 cloves of minced garlic, & 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese.
Sprinkle the mixture on top of your scallops.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. The top should be nice & brown upon removing from the oven.
Tonight, I served mine with a side of Pasta Alfredo & Cucumber Avocado Salad. The Cucumber Avocado Salad was a result of doing an ingredient search for avocado, cilantro, & cucumbers - all which were in my fridge in desperate need of being used! I was surprised by how good it was & so was my family. My husband even requested I make the salad to go along with his packed lunch.
Baked Butter Scallops
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 1.5 pounds bay scallops, rinsed & drained
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 3 cloves minced garlic
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Pour the melted butter into a 2 quart casserole dish. Stir in your scallops. In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, parsley, & minced garlic. Sprinkle the mixture on your scallops. Bake for 20 minutes, until top is nicely browned.