These crispy scallops are an addictive treat. Make it a Meal: Serve with Asian Brown Rice and steamed broccolini.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 1993


Recipe Summary

45 mins
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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly oil a wire rack large enough to hold scallops in a single layer. Place the rack on a baking sheet and set aside.

  • Whisk together egg white, canola oil, sesame oil and soy sauce in a medium bowl until creamy. Stir together breadcrumbs, sesame seeds and ginger in a shallow dish.

  • Add the scallops to the egg-white mixture, tossing to coat well. Transfer the scallops to the breadcrumb mixture in two or three batches, tossing each with a spoon to coat evenly.

  • Place the scallops on the prepared rack; they should not touch. Bake until the outsides are golden and centers are opaque, about 10 minutes.

  • To make dipping sauce: Stir together soy sauce, vinegar, scallions and honey in a small bowl. Serve alongside the hot scallops.


Note: Be sure to buy “dry” sea scallops (scallops that have not been treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, or STP). Scallops that have been treated with STP (“wet” scallops) have been subjected to a chemical bath and are not only mushy and less flavorful, but will not brown properly.

Nutrition Facts

242 calories; protein 20.6g; carbohydrates 18.6g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 3.4g; fat 9.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 34mg; vitamin a iu 20IU; vitamin c 0.3mg; folate 47.7mcg; calcium 51.5mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 47.2mg; potassium 362.5mg; sodium 1069.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
we love this. crisp without frying. i might add either salt or dried mustard to the breadcrumb mix. we added grated ginger to the dipping sauce. good make ahead only 5-10 min of last minute prep and you can make the salad while the scallops are baking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious quick and easy! I've made this recipe many times over the years. Originally found it in the 1993 Nov-Dec. issue. WOW --that's 20 years ago! I've made with pureed panko breadcrumbs also. Just over all a quick easy and delicious meal Read More