Saturday, March 3, 2012

Italian Bake Scallops with White Wine and Stuffed Grape Tomatoes



1 pound fresh or frozen thawed sea scallops
5 tablespoons grating cheese
 1 cup Italian flavored breadcrumbs
1/2 cup white wine
extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon each oregano, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, parsley
3 tablespoon butter melted
fresh lemon wedges to squeeze over the top

In a small fry pan saute fresh garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Saute until soft tender, add wine, herbs, spices and simmer 4 minutes. Line the bottom of a large pie plate with scallops and pour the sauce over the scallops. Put a layer of sliced grapes tomatoes on top. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle over the top of the tomatoes, then sprinkle with grating cheese. Bake around 25 minutes on 400 degree hot oven until tomatoes are soft, bread crumbs are browned on top. Serve and garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon wedges.
A great side dish would be a light pasta dish try some of these below:

Lemon Pepper Bowties
Herb Orzo
Garlic with 5 Cheese
Orzo and Tuna Salad
Bowties with Creamy Garlic

9 comments:

Kathy said...

This looks amazing! I love scallops and this dish sounds so delicious! It would be perfect for one of those fridays in lent!

Tina said...

I hardly ever see scallops on the menu at seafood restaurants and if they are there, the dish is very lacking in creativity-fried scallops.
Nice to see scallops prepared with an italian twist and not fried. Someone in the restaurant business needs to take note of this! Thanks for your creative talent on this one, it looks delicious. Enjoy the weekend!

drick perry said...

Agree with Tina, very nice to see one baked and not seared,,, lovely sounding tastes...

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely preparation of scallops looks wonderful

Greg said...

I love baked scallops. This dish looks really good. Beats seared scallops anytime.

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

I can devour this recipe with scallops..I can smell from the screen!

All the best,

Gera

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

I can devour this recipe with scallops...I can smell from the screen!

All the best,

Gera

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

I can devour this recipe with scallops...I can smell from the screen!

All the best,

Gera

Katherines Corner said...

We love scallops! This looks divine. xo