Baked crispy sea scallops

Before last night, Michael had never eaten sea scallops.  Since I forgot to share the last time I ordered them in a restaurant, I decided to make them at home last night.

I was a little worried that they would turn out a little too sea creature-ish, so I was very selective when deciding how to prepare them.  Finally, I decided on a recipe for Baked Crispy Sea Scallops.

You can’t go wrong when “crispy” is one is of the descriptors.

Baked Crispy Sea Scallops

Ingredients (4 servings)

1 large egg white
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/4 pounds dry sea scallops, sliced in half horizontally and patted dry

Preheat oven to 450°F.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Whisk together egg white, olive oil, sesame oil and soy sauce in a medium bowl until creamy. Stir together breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and ginger in a shallow dish.  Add the scallops to the egg-white mixture, tossing to coat well. Transfer the scallops to the breadcrumb mixture in two or three batches, tossing each with a spoon to coat evenly.  Place the scallops on the baking sheet  (leaving about 1/2 inch of space between each).  Bake until the outsides are golden and centers are opaque, about 10 minutes.

We visited Michael’s grandmother yesterday (who, by the way, is the most adorable woman in the world), and she gave us a bunch of garlic.

When she handed it to me, she told me that a garlic truck turned over in front of her friend’s house, and they went to town picking up free garlic off the street!

I swear, I’m not making this up.

Since we had a boatload of garlic in the house, I sauteed some spinach in some garlic and olive oil and served the scallops on top.  Dee-lish!

I’m kind of obsessed with spinach these days.  I put it in all of my smoothies and salads.  I’m not going to check myself into a facility though until I start to talk and look like Popeye.

Before I sign off and haul my booty (and the rest of me) to Target, I’d like to thank everyone for their wonderful comments on my post titled A Change of Heart.  It means so much to know that I’m not the only one who struggles with eating meat.  And I love how supportive everyone is of the fact that I am just going to listen to my body for the time being.  I love my readers so much! 🙂

Have a healthy happy day!

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  1. The scallops look awesome – I would definiteky deem them a success!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    • thegrassskirt

      Thanks, Brittany! I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend as well! 🙂

  2. OMG those scallops look amazing! I’m def going to try to make those. And I just read your bio page, I went to college in South Carolina 🙂

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