Whenever we get back to the Boston area, it's a priority to to have a meal at Legal Seafoods. I recently "re-discovered" this recipe buried in old newspaper clippings. I had tried to recreate it in the past but now know I was missing the most important ingredient - buttermilk. I made it again after posting the recipe so I have edited the original description. It's even better than I remembered, you might want to try just a dash (or more) of cayenne pepper. It's delightful !
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Place scallops in a bowl, season with salt and pepper, add thyme and buttermilk and toss to coat.
- Place scallops, with buttermilk, evenly in the bottom of an oven proof dish, sprinkle with cracker crumbs and top with melted butter.
- Bake for 20 minutes, squeeze lemon over scallops and serve immediately.