Before you accuse me of a misuse of the word ‘recipe’ to describe this post, realize that I use this blog as my own reference for concoctions – if I don’t document it here, I forget.
I enjoyed this, my family enjoyed it, so this faux-recipe gets posted:
1 bag Trader Joe’s frozen scallops
Old Bay Seasoning to taste – I used maybe 2 teaspoons
1/3 stick salted butter
After defrosting the scallops, I put the entire bag’s contents – including the wonderful scallop juices that I had previously thrown away – into a circular baking dish, placed pats of butter on top, and placed in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Total time – including fumbling around to find the Old Bay Seasoning and trying to shoo my 4-year-old away from the oven while Daddy put the scallops in: 30 minutes.
Done like this, the scallops remain quite moist, and the remaining liquid becomes a condiment or a sauce for the scallops.
I ate it in a small bowl with the liquid, and the liquid was consumed entirely – it was so good.
A check of the nutritional data at NutritionData.com shows scallops to be more or less pure protein, with a nice complement of minerals, and no carbs. While they ring their hands over them being “high cholesterol”, most of my readers aren’t spooked by a little cholesterol, right?