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Low Carb Baked Scallops

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These low carb baked scallops are the perfect appetizer to share on a special occasion! Keto, gluten free and LCHF recipe.

Low Carb Baked Scallops - a gorgeous and delicious keto appetizer for a special occasion

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I hardly ever cook scallops, and when I do, I regret not cooking them more! I saw these sea scallops on sale and snapped them up immediately, because I guess the downside to scallops is (usually!) their price! I've pan-fried them before and loved them, but I really wanted to try a recipe that was more hands-off. If I'm cooking these for a special occasion, I want to be spending more time with that person and less time in the kitchen standing over a skillet!

For the breading, I've used a seasoned Parmesan mixture. Cheese and scallops might sound like an odd combination, but I assure you that this dish is delicious! And yes, I used that finely grated Parmesan out of a plastic tub. It works absolutely perfectly. If you'd rather not use Parmesan, you could use finely ground pork rinds like in my Oyster Gratin recipe – they work really well, and don't taste “meaty” at all!

And although I've written this recipe for two servings, it would be perfectly easy to increase the yield if you wanted to serve more. It's a very versatile recipe!

How to Make Low Carb Baked Scallops

To make the “breading”, mix together the grated Parmesan, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.Low Carb Baked Scallops - a gorgeous and delicious keto appetizer for a special occasion

Melt some butter and pour it into the base of a small baking dish. You could add a splash of white wine too, if you like!  Place the scallops into the baking dish.Low Carb Baked Scallops - a gorgeous and delicious keto appetizer for a special occasion

Spoon the Parmesan mixture over the scallops, then cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 125-130F. Remove the foil, and place under a hot broiler (overhead  grill) for a couple of minutes to brown the tops.

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve!

Low Carb Baked Scallops - a gorgeous and delicious keto appetizer for a special occasion

The buttery cooking juice blends perfectly with the delicate scallop, and the toasted top is a great textural contrast to the soft inside of the scallop. These low carb baked scallops are such a special dish!

Low Carb Baked Scallops - a gorgeous and delicious keto appetizer for a special occasion

Low Carb Baked Scallops

Low Carb Baked Scallops

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These low carb baked scallops are the perfect appetizer to share on a special occasion! Keto, gluten free and LCHF recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs finely grated Parmesan
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 tbs butter
  • splash white wine, optional
  • ½ lb sea scallops, about 10-12
  • chopped fresh parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together the grated Parmesan, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Melt some butter and pour it into the base of a small baking dish. add the white wine, if using. Place the scallops into the baking dish.
  4. Spoon the Parmesan mixture over the scallops, then cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 125-130F.
  5. Remove the foil, and place under a hot broiler (overhead grill) for a couple of minutes to brown the tops.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve!

Notes

4g net carbs per serving (half the recipe)

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size Half the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 215Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 64mgSodium 661mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 0gProtein 16g

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Lee Grant

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

My only question is how much Salt and Pepper? Guessing perhaps a pinch of salt, but unsure about the pepper.

Georgina

Wednesday 3rd of March 2021

I'm afraid I very rarely list amounts for salt and pepper in my recipes, as it's usually such a personal taste thing. Maybe add a little, then taste again once the dish is ready?

Betty

Sunday 25th of August 2019

These scallops were delicious! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! So easy to prepare and as mentioned before, really tasty!

Georgina

Monday 26th of August 2019

You're welcome! Thanks for letting me know!

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