July 20, 2010

Baked Scallops

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.


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