I thought of this combination when thinking of Christmas Eve seafood recipes. It is so simple & was a big hit. The mustard makes kind of a crunchy coating that everyone loved. This is intended as an appetizer but can be very easily scaled up or down.
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Place scallops 1" apart on a foil or parchment lined baking sheet with sides.
- Combine mustard & maple syrup.
- Liberally coat the scallops with mixture using a pastry brush.
- Bake 20-30 minutes, depending on size, until cooked through & opaque.
This was so simple and flavorful! We are always looking for different ways to cook scallops and this was great. We served this with some rice and green beans. I had some of the extra sauce left and used a little on the rice and green beans. It was absolutely delicious.
Sometimes one comes across a recipe that is so full of win that it demands one's immediate attention. Such is the case with this delightful receipt. The tartness of the dijon mustard is muted by the cooking process, to the point where it becomes a savory counterbalance to the delicate sweetness of the syrup. Much like a diamond in a perfect setting, the scallops shine through in this wonderful, simple and healthy recipe. Highly Recommended.
I made these last night and we really enjoyed them. My scallops did not come out crunchy either and I even broiled them the last few minutes of cooking. The flavor was nice, we had large meaty scallops from costco - YUM. Thanks!