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Baked Scallops With Oyster Cracker Crumbs
Difficulty Level: Easy
Recipe Id: USA1041

Baked Scallops With Oyster Cracker Crumbs

  • 2 cloves garlic -- halved
  • 1 italian parsley -- a handful
  • 2 cup oyster crackers
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • grated orange peel of 1 orange
  • salt to taste
  • 1 freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb scallops
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil -- for drizzling
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Have on hand a 9x13" baking dish.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the garlic and parsley. 
  3. Pulse until the mixture is coarsley chopped.
  4. Add the crackers and process again just until they are crushed.
  5. Add the paprika, orange rind, salt, and pepper and process just until thoroughly combined.
  6. Set the scallops in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the crumb mixture and drizzle with the oil.
  7. Bake 20 minutes or until they feel springy when pressed. Serve at once.

Recipe By : Sheryl Julian, Boston Globe Magazine, 11/96


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