Recipe: Bay Scented Scallops

Friday, June 28, 2013

This week I wanted to share a simple recipe I've modified from Cooking Light that you can whip together in no time. It's one of my "go to" recipes when I don't have time to do much else, but it's nice enough to serve to company. I buy my scallops frozen from Costco, so I almost always have them on hand and because they cook in 5 minutes it's an ideal dinner to throw together at the last minute.

  Bay Scented Scallops

2 T Butter
2 Bay Leaves
1 1/2 lbs. Scallops
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 t Kosher Salt
1 1/2 t Lemon Juice
1/4 C Panko

 Place butter and bay leaves in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; cook 5 minutes or until butter melts. Remove from heat; let stand 30 minutes. Skim solids off the top; discard solids and bay leaves.

Lightly coat scallops with olive oil. Heat a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Add half of scallops to pan; saute 2 minutes until lightly browned. Turn scallops over and brown other side for 2 minutes. Place in a bowl. Repeat procedure with remaining scallops.

Sprinkle scallops with salt; add juice and half of butter to scallops, tossing to coat. Combine panko and remaining butter. Heat pan over mid-low heat. Add panko mixture to pan; cook 2 minutes or until panko is golden brown, stirring occasionally. Remove panko from pan.

I plate the scallops on a small mound of wild rice and top it with the panko mixture. Delicious and on the table in less than 10 minutes.

image courtesy of Cooking Light

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