Large sea scallops are combined with garlic, shallots, butter, and bread crumbs then baked to perfection. Being from Maine, we love our seafood, and this is one of the greats!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Place scallops, melted butter, garlic, and shallots in a bowl. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Transfer to a casserole dish.

  • In a separate bowl, combine bread crumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle on top of scallops.

  • Bake in preheated oven until crumbs are brown and scallops are done, about 11 to 14 minutes. Top with parsley, and serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

440.3 calories; 15.2 g protein; 29.8 g carbohydrates; 58 mg cholesterol; 442.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2006
This is the first time I tried this receipe and indeed it was awesome. The only variation I used was freshly ground sea salt/freshly ground pepper blend, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to taste. In addition, I used flavored breads crumbs as opposed to the plain bread crumbs. I used about a pound of scallops instead of the 16 as recommended in the recipe The dish was prepared and cooked in a 9 x 13 pyrex dish sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2006
This recipe was horrible. Way too much of the bread crumbs. They didn't seem to match with the scallops. The scallops were boring. Will not make this again. Read More
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639 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 373
  • 4 star values: 149
  • 3 star values: 67
  • 2 star values: 23
  • 1 star values: 27
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2006
This is the first time I tried this receipe and indeed it was awesome. The only variation I used was freshly ground sea salt/freshly ground pepper blend, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg to taste. In addition, I used flavored breads crumbs as opposed to the plain bread crumbs. I used about a pound of scallops instead of the 16 as recommended in the recipe The dish was prepared and cooked in a 9 x 13 pyrex dish sprayed with a non-stick cooking spray. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2008
These are better than awesome! Other reviewers noted not to use all of the topping the recipe calls for - I disagree. But instead of putting all of the topping on top of the scallops, I put a little dab on each scallop and scattered the rest of the topping around the scallops, allowing the topping to "soak up" the melted butter/garlic mix that I did not discard, but poured over and around scallops in the casserole dish - this came out crispy and delicious! And easy?? This is the first time I've ever cooked scallops (was always afraid to) and this recipe made me a whiz at it! Will be making this again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
This recipe is awesome! I made this to the directions for my wife's 40th birthday party. The only problem is the guests wanted more! The only recommondation is you Must use Digby Scallops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
The bread crumb topping MADE this dish. My guests loved this recipe. Raved about it. Served with asparagus, orzo, and another baked Lemon garlic Tilapia dish on this site. They both baked together in the oven side by side, which made it very easy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
This recipe is great AND simple. I placed lightly sauted asparagus and sliced mushrooms in the bottom of an individual serving dish and placed the scallops on top. My husband loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2008
Definitely a keeper! I reduced the serving to one since I mainly just cook for myself. The only change I made was using chopped red onion since I did not have a shallot. If sea scallops were cheaper, I would make this more often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2006
Very tasty recipe. I cut down the garlic to two cloves and still felt it was too overpowering due to the short baking time. Served with orzo pasta tossed with sauteed asparagus, mushrooms, garlic and parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/20/2006
This recipe was horrible. Way too much of the bread crumbs. They didn't seem to match with the scallops. The scallops were boring. Will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2006
This recipe is so quick & simple, yet elegant enough to serve to company. I have made it several times now and it has become a favorite of ours! I am so happy that I have found this recipe. Read More
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