Published Jun 6th
Dinah’s Baked Scallops
Prep 20m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 430.8

This is my favorite way to prepare scallops. They’re so flavorful they don’t really need much more than a little butter and lemon. I like to serve them with a nice rice pilaf and vegetable.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 20 buttery round crackers, crushed
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound sea scallops, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 inch baking dish.
  2. 2 Combine crushed crackers, black pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl. Press scallops into mixture so that they are evenly coated, and place them in the greased baking dish.
  3. 3 In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter, wine and lemon juice; drizzle mixture over scallops.
  4. 4 Bake in preheated oven until scallops are lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 430.8
  • Carbohydrate 15.3 g
  • Cholesterol 96.5 mg
  • Fat 31.5 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.1 g
  • Sodium 530.1 mg
  • Sugar 1.4 g


  1. Delicious! I found this recipe by searching for a Spiedino De Mare recipe similar to Carrabba's Italian Grill. I did change a few things after reading the other reviews. I rinsed and dried the scallops, drizzled them in olive oil, and sprinkled them with sea salt and pepper. I didn't have buttery crackers around, so - Read more ...
  2. TOO much butter I used much less butter I will make again and just drizzle melted butter wine and lemon juice over the scallops.
  3. This is our new favorite sea scallop recipe so far. They turn out golden and so delicious. This recipe really allows the sweetness of the scallop to shine through and it just enhances the flavor. Absolutely amazing...will make sure that I make this on a regular basis. Thanks for the post.
  4. Never attempted scallops before, but this recipe is definitely a keeper! I followed other suggestions and doubled the wine and lemon juice, and added fresh garlic instead of the powder. Perfect! What I would also suggest is NOT adding more cracker crumbs to each scallop - I scooped up extra crumbs and put them in - Read more ...
  5. My husband gave this one 5 stars and I agree. It is super easy to make so we had a "weekend" type meal in the middle of the week. I followed some of the previous suggestions and cut the butter & wine in half. I just drizzled a little over the scallops right before I - Read more ...
  6. In order to rate this a 5 star I did heed others advise and added 2 cloves of fresh garlic, cut down on the crackers and the butter. Also added some red pepper flakes and some freshly grated parmesan cheese. After it baked I also put the dish under the broiler for a few minutes - Read more ...
  7. These are FANTASTIC. The only thing I think I will try differently next time is to decrease the time at 350 degrees to 12 minutes and then pop them into the broiler for the last 3 minutes. I did broil them when I cooked them, but only for 2 minutes. It wasn't quite long enough, - Read more ...
  8. I have made this several times and love it. I am glad I read the reviews from others who had tried it. I did cut the butter down to 1/4 cup, added a splash of sherry, a couple dashes of hot sauce. I also added some old bay seasoning with the cracker crumbs when breading - Read more ...
  9. I loved this recipe. I was looking for something similar to the taste of Carrabba's scallops and this is the closest I have found. It came out EXCELLENT!
  10. I wrote this recipe and did not intend for anyone to use the entire amount of butter-by the term "drizzling" I meant to lightly coat with the butter mixture-there will surely be some leftover