Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Baked Parmesan Garlic Scallops

I think this is the most delicious way to have sea scallops.

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 lbs. sea scallops, rinsed and patted dry
salt & pepper to taste
4 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 cups panko crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour the 1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil onto the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish.
Salt and pepper the sea scallops. Distribute them evenly on the bottom of the casserole dish.
Place a small saute pan over medium heat and add 4 tbs. of olive oil. Add the shallots, paprika and garlic. Saute for a few minutes until the shallots are translucent. Be careful not to burn the garlic or it will ruin your dish. In a large bowl add the panko crumbs. Pour the shallot, paprika, olive oil and garlic mixture into the bread crumbs. Combine together until all the bread crumbs are moistened. You may add some more olive oil if your bread crumbs are not moistened enough. Add the parmesan cheese to the bread crumb mixture and toss to combine. Pour over the scallops evenly, covering all of the scallops. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until the scallops are firm. Serve with lemon, your favorite vegetable and a salad and you have got yourself a wonderful and delicious meal.

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