A Taste of the Sea: Scallop au Gratin

Embark on a culinary journey to the seaside with our  Scallop au  Gratin—a tantalizing dish that marries the delicate sweetness of scallops with the rich umami flavor of Parmesan cheese and the aromatic warmth of garlic. As you take your first bite, you’ll be transported to a coastal retreat, where the salty breeze mingles with the scent of freshly baked seafood, and every mouthful is a taste of pure bliss.

At the heart of this exquisite recipe are plump, succulent scallops, their natural sweetness enhanced by a savory blend of Parmesan cheese, garlic butter, and aromatic parsley. Each scallop is perfectly complemented by a crispy breadcrumb topping, adding a delightful crunch that gives way to tender, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

But it’s not just the scallops that make this dish a standout. Every ingredient plays a crucial role in creating a symphony of flavors and textures that dance on the palate. The richness of the garlic butter melds seamlessly with the nutty saltiness of Parmesan cheese, while the freshness of chopped parsley adds a vibrant pop of color and flavor.

As you savor each delectable bite of our Parmesan and Garlic Scallop Bake, you’ll appreciate how the flavors work together in perfect harmony, creating a dish that’s as comforting as it is indulgent. Whether served as an elegant appetizer or a satisfying main course, this recipe is sure to impress even the most discerning seafood lovers and leave them craving more.

So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and prepare to delight your taste buds with a taste of the sea. With its irresistible combination of flavors and textures, our Parmesan and Garlic Scallop Bake is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Scallop au Gratin

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 2


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  • 1 lb scallops, dried with bits removed
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp garlic butter, melted (our recipe here)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 ounce parmesan cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Toss the scallops in the breadcrumbs.
  3. Place garlic butter in the base of a casserole dish ( you may use 1 or if you prefer make 2 personal servings)
  4. Place the scallops in the dish, toss with the herbs and add salt and pepper.
  5. Top with the grated parmesan cheese.
  6. Place under the broiler and broil just until the cheese has melted and the scallops are cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Category: entrees, seafood, recipes