These scallops are really not even describable. But I'll try. They are rich, silky, buttery little pieces of heaven in a lemony truffle sauce topped with just a bit of crunchy panko and parmesan. Omg.
You have to make them! They're super easy and quick. Just be sure to buy some large, good quality sea scallops. Real truffle oil. Good EVOO. Real, hand-shredded cheese. And you will NOT be disappointed!
Here's what to do:
You need about a pound (maybe a little more -- I used about 1.25 lbs) of fresh sea scallops. They should be pretty big -- 8-12 per lb. Dry them off with paper towels.
Arrange them side-by-side in a small baking dish sprayed with cooking oil. You could also cook these in individual ramekins for an extra fancy presentation.
In a bowl, mix together the following: 1.5 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of truffle oil, and the juice of half a lemon. Pour all over the scallops.
Cut the other half of the lemon into thin slices and arrange around the scallops.
Now, mix 2 tablespoons of panko, 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or use fresh), and 1/4 teaspoon each sea salt and course ground pepper (or to taste).
Sprinkle all over the scallops.
That's it! Deeee-lish.
Baked Lemon Truffle Sea Scallops
For 3-4 servings
-1 - 1.25 lb large, fresh, raw sea scallops, patted dry with paper towels
-1.5 tbsp butter, melted
-1 tbsp olive oil
-1 tsp truffle oil
-2 tbsp hand-grated parmesan cheese
-2 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
-1 tsp dried parsley (or 2 tsp fresh, finely chopped)
-1/8 tsp garlic powder
-Sea salt and black pepper to taste (approx. 1/4 tsp each)
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
-Arrange scallops in a small baking dish or in individual ramekins sprayed lightly with cooking oil.
-In a small bowl, mix together melted butter, oils, and the juice of 1/2 the lemon. Pour all over scallops. Cut the other half of the lemon into thin slices and arrange between scallops.
-In another small bowl, mix together panko, parmesan, and spices. Sprinkle all over scallops.
-Bake for 12-14 minutes.