Our wonderful team member Agnese Cretella came up with this recipe that will definitely get you out of the winter blues. Being from the Mediterranean, Agnese loves seafood and is a passionate cook. She kept the autheticity of the historical recipe and added a modern Mediterranean twist to it. We absolutely adore this dish and think it is the perfect dive-board into springtime - finger licking good! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Enjoy your seafood experience!
Oven baked Scallops with Mediterranean twist
Our March recipe is based on Hannah Glasse's "To Stew Scollops" out of her cookbook "The art of cookery, made plain and easy" printed in Dublin in 1777.
Agnese updated the recipe by baking the scallops in the oven, keeping the zest of the orange and white wine, an adding lemon giving it a modern Mediterranean twist that remindes her of home.
Agnese's oven baked Scallops
prep: 15mins; cook: 15mins; difficulty level: easy; serves 2 as a starter or 1 as a main
- 4 shucked scallops in the shell
- 150g of breadcrumbs
- 2/3 tbsp of finely chopped fresh parsley to taste
- 125ml of white wine or blonde beer
- 20ml extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp of grated lemon zest
- 1 tsp of grated orange zest
- finely ground black pepper to taste
- 1 fresh lemon cut in wedges to serve
- Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
- Quickly wash the scallops (inside and outside) to remove any sediment or sand under cold running water and place them upside down to dry on kitchen paper.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix the breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, pepper, olive oil, grated lemon and orange zest with white wine/ beer. The moisture of the final mix should not be either too dry or too wet, adjust with more breadcrumb or wine/ beer.
- Take the scallops and cover each of them with approx. 3 tablespoons of the breadcrumb mix pressing the breadcrumb mix gently into the scallop with the back of the spoon to give a rounded shape to the mix.
- Place the dressed scallops on a dripping pan with the shell facing the base and bake them in a preheated oven at 180 ° for about 15 minutes or until a golden-brown breadcrumb crust is formed.
- Add your fish chunks and cook for a further 5 mins or until the fish is cooked through.
When baked, take the scallops out of the oven, place them on a plate and garnish with parsley leaves and fresh lemon. You can eat the scallops with a spoon and by squeezing a bit of fresh lemon on them (to taste).
Below you will find all the recipes we cooked. You can cook them anytime until they are out of season. Information on the seasons can be found in the sustainability section of each recipe or in our seasonality summary chart. Enjoy your sustainable seafood!
February - Niall's Fish Curry
June - Pan roasted megrim sole.
August - Mackerel with Rhubard and Gooseberry Relish
September - Oyster soup in bread cups
October - Pickled Cockles & Mussels
November - Prawn stew starter
December - Smoked Mackerel & Potato Salad