Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nova Scotian Baked Scallops

First of all, apologies for the long gap. The resolution has been continuing, but the blogging has not. Anyhow, just got back from a trip to the UK for my mum's birthday (she's the same age as the Queen). While I was there we made this recipe, from an old booklet that she and my dad picked up when they were on vacation in Nova Scotia in the 80s.

The Recipe: Nova Scotian Baked Scallops

1 cup fine cracker crumbs
Third tspn salt
Pepper & paprika
4 tbspn melted butter
1 egg
1 tbspn water
1.5 lb scallops

Serves 4.

1. Beat egg & water with fork to mix thoroughly. Add seasonings to crumbs. Dip each scallop in egg, then crumbs. Put in baking dish.

2. Allow coating to set for 30 mins.

3. Pour melted butter over scallops and bake in hot (400F) oven till well browned, about 25 mins.


The scallops ended up cooking for about 5 mins longer than they should have done, because we were chatting and forgot to put the veggies on. And that did make them just the very teeniest bit chewy. But apart from that it was all good.


My mum's dog hoping that crumbs will fall

Not an attractive pic, they look a bit green (they weren't, honest!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

aww, cute doggy!!