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Jim's Special Cajun Scallops

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Scallops coated with my own special seasoning and fried to a golden brown in butter."
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20 m servings 811
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and blackened seasoning in a large, resealable plastic bag.
  2. Dip the scallops into a bowl of heavy cream to coat.
  3. Place the scallops one at a time into the plastic bag; shake to coat with the seasoning mixture.
  4. Place the breaded scallop on a plate and repeat with the remaining scallops.
  5. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  6. Pan fry the scallops until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 811 calories; 56.7 42.2 33.4 200 2108 Full nutrition

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Good recipe, but breading falls apart in pan. Maybe if scallops are doubled dipped, the breading would stay on. Nice twist for a scallop.

Pretty good. Definitely something different to make with scallops & very easy.

I made this exactly as written. Next time I'll use seafood breader in lieu of Italian bread crumbs. The bread crumbs were a lot heavier than I like. I'll also add spices directly to the scall...

Very good. I used a little flour so the breading did not fall off like others have experienced. This one is a keeper

If pan frying, make sure the first side is medium to dark brown (not burnt) before you flip it, and make sure you flip it VERY carefully so that the crust doesn't fall off. I baked the second ba...