From our table to yours...
our family's favorite
Fresh maine scallop recipes
When something is this fresh - simplicity is the key.
We like our scallops plain, raw, rinsed in fresh seawater minutes after they have been shucked on the boat. Our youngest daughter cries if we cook them. Sushi grade is the way they come!
Others may not have that luxury or the desire to try the same - so here are some of our favorite recipes below
1 T. Butter melted in Cast Iron pan- add scallops either sliced or whole sear for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side on high heat.
Layer in casserole with butter and garlic, cook on low heat 350' F until done approximately 20 min at most
Place scallops on metal skewers and put on warm grill for 2-5 minutes until they are done. Can "season" with fresh squeezed lemon and drop on top of or beside a nice fresh salad of baby greens. Also good with the dipping sauce in the recipe below.
Fried Scallops w/ Dipping Sauce:
Lightly roll scallops in flour &/or breadcrumbs - add spices to taste (salt/pepper)
Fry in hot oil for approx. 2 minutes until done (scallops will be white in center when done & lose translucence)
Dipping Sauce: 3 parts mayonnaise to one part Sriracha Sauce (more to taste)
Scallops wrapped in Bacon
It doesn't get much easier than this, wrap the scallops in a slice of bacon and bake at 375 approximately 15-25 minutes until bacon is done
Place scallops in 9x9 rectangle pan or glass casserole. Take one package of Ritz Crackers and crush over top of scallops. Take 1/2
stick of butter and cut and pat on top of scallops. Add 1/4 can of evaporated milk by pouring over top. Bake at 375 for approximately 20
Lemon Baked Scallops
Take scallops and line bottom of casserole. Sprinkle top with seasoned bread crumbs. Take 1/2 stick of butter and cut and pat on top of bread crumbs. Take 1-2 lemons and quarter, Squeeze juice over top of scallops. Bake at 375 for approximately 20 minutes
Dice 1/2 large onion and mince 2-3 garlic cloves. In medium stockpot, fry onion and garlic over low heat in 1/2 stick of butter
until opaque but not browning. Add 4 medium Maine potatoes -(peeled and cubed) to pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil and boil until potatoes are tender (approx. 15-20 min). Add one can evaporated milk or 1 cup of heavy cream. Add 1-2 cups of milk. Add sliced scallops and simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes (best simmered slowly on top of woodstove). Old Bay Seasoning
can be used to season the stew 1/2 to 1. teaspoon. Optional variation: fry up 4-5 pieces of bacon and instead of frying garlic/onions in butter, use the bacon grease and crumble the cooked bacon into the stew at the same time the milk is added