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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20 Min


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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
  • 1
    small lemon, halved

How to Make Legal Seafood Style Scallops


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