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Simple Herbed Scallops Recipe

Living in Kansas, fresh seafood can be hard to come by. Luckily, frozen scallops aren't. This dish offers an "East Coast" taste to those of us in the Midwest.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound fresh or frozen sea scallops, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Directions

  • 1. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the lemon juice, chives, parsley, garlic salt, tarragon and pepper.
  • 2. Place scallops in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Pour butter mixture over scallops. Melt remaining butter and toss with bread crumbs; sprinkle over scallops.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until scallops are opaque and topping is lightly browned. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 pound) equals 278 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 83 mg cholesterol, 528 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.