This is a favorite in our household. Whenever the scallops look fresh I like to get them and make this dish. You can find the original recipe here. Last night I cooked them “restaurant-style” in individual casserole dishes. As I said in the original post, this will elevate any dinner to “date-night”. I made a few changes to the recipe to adjust to the fact that was cooking smaller scallops in casserole dishes.
Coat two shallow casserole dishes with a little bit of olive oil.
1 lb of scallops, divided into two shallow casserole dishes.
Zest half of a lemon over the scallops.
Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of salt, a pinch of parsley, 1 tsp of white wine, and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice over each casserole dish
Bake at 325F for 10 minutes
In a separate bowl, melt 1/2 stick of butter and crush 12-14 ritz-crackers into the bowl.
After 10 minutes, increase the oven temperature to 375F. Sprinkle the cracker mixture over the scallops.
Bake at 375 for 5 minutes. Then, turn on the broiler to high and watch the crumb top like a hawk! As soon as it turns golden brown (about 1 minute for my oven) pull of the casserole dishes.
Enjoy with a crisp, cool glass of chardonnay!