Nancy's Kitchen - Tried and Tested Recipes
sea scallops can be rather pricey , even
living close to the ocean as we do, but
this "stuffing" can be used on any fish
like cod, scrod, etc and is really good
. Also great for baked stuffed shrimp.
This recipe serves 4 .
1 lb sea scallops
(cut if they are huge)
1 3/4 - 1
sleeve town house crackers only ( do not
1 pinch salt
1 tsp dried parsley ( I
use fresh if I have on hand)
1/2 tsp paprika
tsp dried basil
butter melted ( I use real butter - you
can substitute but butter is better )
1-2 cups milk for soaking
scallops in milk for at least 1/2 hour .
( this sweetens the scallops and
tenderizes them ) Remove scallops from
milk. Strain . Lightly pat dry with
paper towels. Crush crackers and keep a
bit crunchy. Mix crackers with parsley,
thyme, basil, paprika, salt and pepper.
Place scallops in a casserole dish . Mix
a squeeze of lemon with 1/2 the butter .
Pour over the scallops and toss.
Sprinkle half the cracker crumb mixture
over the scallops and toss. Toss
remaining crumbs with the butter and a
squeeze of lemon. Sprinkle over top of
scallops. Bake in 350 degree oven for
20-30 min. until cooked through. Turn
oven to broil to make crumbs golden
brown on top. Enjoy!