Herby baked scallops

Serve scallops with salad and a wedge of lemon for a delightful starter or weekend lunch
Herby baked scallops
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 150 g butter
  • 1 handfuls parsley, finely chopped
  • 6 scallops, in the half shell
  • small glass white wine
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped tarragon
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • small handful breadcrumbs
  • lemon wedges, to serve


1. Preheat the oven to its highest setting.

2. Whiz the garlic, butter and parsley together in a food processor with a pinch of salt.

3. Put the scallops in their shells on a baking tray. Add a splash of wine and a scattering of salt to each shell. Sprinkle over the tarragon and drizzle with olive oil.

4. Cover the scallops with breadcrumbs and put a knob of the garlic butter on top. Bake in the oven for 6-7 minutes, until the scallops are cooked and the breadcrumbs have formed a golden brown crust. Serve with lemon wedges.

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