This is a favorite recipe of our inquisitive antiquity’s scholar heroine in Donald- Sons of Sagamore. She’s found her family name on a piece of a map associated with a rare relic and is compelled to find it.
Scallops are a delicacy in Dover on the English Channel. After watching Donald devour his dinner, Andrea was able to loosen this baked scallop recipe from an inn keeper’s wife.
PS…Andrea plans to recreate the delicious dish for Donald and serve it with a bottle of his brother Graham’s special vintage wine. By the look of the devilish smirk on her face, she anticipates a very special evening.
Andrea’s Baked Scallops
1 lb sea scallops
4 tbsp butter melted
3 garlic cloves pressed
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese for topping
- Preheat the oven to 425°.
- Mix melted butter, salt, and pressed garlic in a small bowl and set it aside.
- Mix Panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese in another shallow bowl and set it aside.
- Take scallops out of the package and pat each one dry with a paper towel.
- Toss scallops in the melted butter mixture and then coat each one in Panko/Parmesan mixture on all sides.
- Place coated scallops in a baking dish that’s large enough to hold them with some space in between each one.
- Carefully pour in remaining melted butter in between and around the scallops. (Don’t pour on top.)
- Sprinkle each scallop with some Parmesan cheese and bake for 10-14 minutes, depending on the size.
- Serve 4 to 5 sea scallops per person.
- Up until recently, scallops weren’t actually eaten very much. They were valued for their beautiful, scalloped edged shells (see what I did there?) and the meat was pretty much ignored. Kind of shockingly, the reasons that scallops weren’t a favorite was because they were considered too sweet.
- The scallop is the official state shell of New York.
- Scallops use their shells to “jump” around in the water.
He surrendered his heart and would give his life for her to succeed.
Andrea Ricard, an inquisitive scholar of antiquities travels with her uncle to help him with his trade business. When she finds her mother’s family name on a piece of a map associated with the location of a rare relic, she is compelled to find it. Nothing will get in her way to unearth its secrets.
Donald MacDougall Tyler Eden has enjoyed a carefree life, but over the last year he has found satisfaction working with his brother Hugh, who has a successful investment business. He has forged a close relationship with one of their business partners, Andrea’s uncle. On a visit to Hugh, Donald meets Andrea and is smitten. When Andrea finds that an antique in Hugh’s collection contains another piece to her mysterious map she is more determined than ever to find the relic. Donald is drawn into her adventure and volunteers to accompany her on her quest.
Andrea has only told Donald half-truths for fear he would not join her. The relic is surrounded by mystery and prophecy. A disgraced soldier with hopes of repairing his relationship with the king has found out about the relic and is just as determined as Andrea to secure it for himself.
Andrea and Donald’s belief in what’s right as well as each other will be tested on a journey filled with adventure and hardships as they race across the vineyards of the Champagne region in France, up the east coast of England to an ancient church in Bamburgh.
Can Andrea and her MacDougall warrior resolve the mystery, face the prophecy,
vanquish the villain… and find their happily ever after.
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I hope you enjoy the scallops. If you add a touch of cayenne pepper (just a touch) your taste buds will sparkle even more. Let me know if you like them. Here is where you can find me: