Crispy Baked Scallops

4 people
Prep Time:
00h 10
Cook Time:
00h 15

Panko crumbs form an irresistibly crispy crust. Resistance is futile and, at fewer than 300 calories a serving, totally unnecessary.

Credit: This inspiring recipe is brough to you by Sabrina Snyder. You can view this recipe on the Dinner Then Desert website. 

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Ingredients and Method


  • 16 sea scallops
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Dry scallops well with paper towel and remove any attached side-muscle on the scallop by pinching and tearing it away from the scallop (the muscle is much tougher to eat than the scallop).
  3. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, panko, Parmesan, parsley, olive oil, and butter in a bowl stirring well until combined.
  4. Place the scallops into an 8x10 baking dish, then cover with the bread crumb mixture.
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the topping is browned.
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