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Baked Bay Scallops RECIPE

This recipe was contributed by Shirley Cline.

Shirley was a great inspiration when I first started working on the idea of creating a recipe and cooking web site. Not only did she encourage me but she also supplied a great many recipes and other pieces which are featured throughout the site. Her great achievement was to teach me to cook risotto over the internet!

Although I never had the chance to meet Shirley, or even talk to her, I regarded her as a good friend. It was with great sadness that I learnt that she passed away in Autumn 2004 and that there would be no more emails. I think she will be sadly missed by a lot of people like me to whom she gave such pleasure with the sharing or her recipes. The pleasure my children have had from her recipe for Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Mint - not to mention the fights for seconds - has been a joy to behold.

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup fresh bread crumbs 
6 garlic cloves, crushed 
2 tablespoons finely minced onion 
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 
2 ounces (1/4 cup) white wine or sherry 
Juice of 1/2 lemon 
Salt and freshly ground pepper 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
2 tablespoons diced onion 
1 1/2 pounds fresh bay scallops 
1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 

Method

  • Mix together butter, bread crumbs, garlic, minced onion, parsley, wine, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Form into roll and wrap with waxed paper. Chill garlic butter until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Grease shallow baking dish or au gratin pan.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until haze forms.
  • Add diced onion and saute until soft but not browned.
  • Add scallops and mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste and saute briefly. 
  • Drain off liquid.
  • Arrange scallop mixture in prepared dish.
  • Slice garlic butter and arrange evenly over scallops.
  • Bake until butter is hot and bubbly, about 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 - 6

Shirley Cline

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