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Scallops are a delicacy of the sea with their sweet and tender flesh. This recipe for Broiled Scallops is a simple yet elegant dish that showcases the natural flavors of the seafood. While the origins of broiled scallops are not well-documented, it is believed that this cooking method was popularized in coastal regions where fresh seafood abound. The dish has since gained popularity for its delicious taste and ease of preparation.
Broiled scallops can be served as a main course or as an appetizer. When serving as a main course, it pairs well with a variety of sides. A bed of wild rice pilaf or creamy mashed potatoes would provide a perfect base to complement the succulent scallops. Additionally, a side of steamed asparagus or sautéed spinach would add a fresh and vibrant touch to the dish. For a complete meal, a simple salad with a light vinaigrette dressing would add a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the scallops.
Broiled Scallops:
2 pounds of sea scallops
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
6 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 lemon, sliced into wedges
Cooking spray
Optional: touch of cayenne to taste
1. Preheat broiler and place the oven rack 6 inches from the heat source.
2. Line a baking sheet with foil, grease with cooking oil spray.
3. Mix Parmesan, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne (if using) in a bowl.
4. Pat scallops dry, dip in butter.
5. Coat scallops with Parmesan mixture.
6. Place scallops on the baking sheet in a single layer.
7. Mist tops with cooking oil spray.
8. Broil 4-6 minutes until scallops are opaque and the crust is golden.
9. Let them cool briefly.
10. Serve hot with lemon wedges.
The scallops should be tender and juicy with a slightly caramelized exterior from the broiling process. This recipe is perfect for a special occasion or a weeknight dinner when you want to treat yourself to a taste of the sea. Enjoy the natural flavors of the scallops, and savor every bite!
Note: Be cautious not to overcook the scallops as they can become tough and rubbery. Keep an eye on them while broiling to ensure they are cooked to perfection.
Credit: Cooktopcove
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