The delicate crunch of the crispy top contrasts perfectly with the mild, tender scallop while the garlic and lemon juice provide a delightful flavor spike.
2 tbsp olive oil 1 lb (450 g) bay scallops, patted dry 3 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tsp salt freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 1 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
Preheat the oven to 425ºF (220ºC). Lightly spray the gratin dish with cooking spray. In a bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, bay scallops. Season with salt and pepper. Using a slotted spoon place the scallops into the gratin dish, top with the breadcrumbs and the butter. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until the topping is golden brown and sizzling, and the scallops are just barely done. For a crispier top, turn on the broiler for the last 1-2 minutes. Remove from oven. Serve immediately with baguettes slices and some lemon wedges.