Legal Seafood Style Scallops

Legal Seafood Style Scallops Recipe

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Carol Brunell


Whenever we get back to Mass., we make a beeline for a Legal Seafood Restaurant. After loosing this recipe I finally found it again in a pile of newspaper clippings. I had tried to recreate it several times but was always missing the buttermilk. This is our favorite way to eat scallops.

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2 lb
sea scallops
salt and pepper
1 tsp
fresh thyme leaves, minced
1/2 c
2 c
crushed ritz crackers
1/2 c
butter, melted
small lemon, halved

How to Make Legal Seafood Style Scallops


  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • 2Place scallops in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, add thyme and buttermilk and toss to coat
  • 3Place scallops with buttermilk in the bottom of an oven proof dish, top with cracker crumbs and drizzle with butter
  • 4Bake for 20 minutes, squeeze lemon over scallops and serve

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About Legal Seafood Style Scallops

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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