This simple baked Parmesan Crusted Sea Scallops, Wilted Spinach with Lemon Caper Sauce have a pleasant balance of crispy gold-brown topping crust and sweet, tender sea scallops. They are decadent the way sea scallops should taste, thankfulness to the tasty caper butter-lemon sauce.
How to Make Gordon Ramsay Parmesan Crusted Sea Scallops
Make sure you purchase uniform-sized sea scallops; if they’re unusually large, you may need to make sure you bake them for longer than 10 minutes.
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Crust the Sea Scallops
Step 1. Preheat the oven to 450°F. Delicately coat a large-sized rimmed baking sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Step 2. Raise the sea scallops and pat dry with paper towels. Put the sea scallops in a large-sized bowl with 6 Tbsp. of the soft melted butter. Toss to coat equally.
Step 3. Blending the panko bread crumb with Parmesan, black pepper, garlic salt, and chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley in a large shallow bowl and mix well.
Step 4. Roll and coat every sea scallop in the panko parmesan breading mix and position on the baking sheet pan.
Step 5. Bake the sea scallops for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven preheat your broiler.
Step 6. Spoon the tops of each scallop lightly with any leftover breading and drizzle with the leftover 2 Tbsp of butter.
Step 7. Now Broil the sea scallops about 4 in. away from the broiler heat source about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the tops of the sea scallops are nicely golden brown and crispy.
Step 8. Sparkle sea scallops with additional parsley, lemon zest, and serve with ¼ wedged lemons.
Step 1. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat.
Step 2. Add the shallot and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
Step 3. Add the spinach and cook, tossing to coat, until the spinach is wilted, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
Lemon Butter Caper Sauce
Step 1. Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in it over medium heat until sizzling.
Step 2. Now add the garlic and shallot, sauté them until soften, lowering the heat if needed, almost for 1 minute.
Step 3. Sprinkle flour in pan, cook, stirring, for additional 2 more minutes.
Step 4. Now Whisk in the dry wine and the chicken stock, bring the heat up heat to high, and till the liquid begins to boil, make sure to scrape browned bits from the bottom of the saucepan.
Step 5. Lower the heat to medium-high continues to cook without a lid until it’s reduced by ½ in about 7 to 10 minutes.