Marjorie’s Baked Scallops Recipe

Marjorie’s Baked Scallops are a delicious and simple seafood dish that highlights the sweetness and tenderness of scallops. This recipe, baked to perfection with a buttery breadcrumb topping, is ideal for a special dinner or a quick weeknight meal. To make a complete and satisfying meal, serve it with vegetables or a fresh salad.


  • 1 pound sea scallops
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Grease a baking dish large enough to hold the scallops in a single layer.
  1. Prepare the Scallops:
  • Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  • Arrange the scallops in the prepared baking dish.
  1. Make the Topping:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  1. Top the Scallops:
  • Spoon the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the scallops, ensuring each one is well coated.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the scallops are opaque and the topping is golden brown and crispy. The internal temperature of the scallops should reach 125°F (52°C).
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the baked scallops immediately, garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Facts (Per Serving, Approximate for 4 servings):

  • Calories: 220
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 390mg

Cooking Tips:

  • For an extra burst of flavor, add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Ensure the scallops are dry before baking to prevent them from becoming watery.
  • If you prefer a more browned topping, you can broil the scallops for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.

Marjorie’s Baked Scallops are a simple but elegant dish that highlights the natural sweetness of scallops with a rich, buttery topping. This recipe is simple to make and a welcome addition to any seafood lover’s repertoire. Serve it as a main course with your favorite sides or as a stunning appetizer at your next dinner party.

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