Baked Scallops With Mushrooms

READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • In a large heavy bottom frying pan, melt 1/4 cup of butter; add green pepper and onion and sauté over medium heat for 3 minutes.
  • Add sliced mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter to pan and sprinkle in flour, salt and lemon pepper; mix well and cook on low heat for 3 more minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, add half and half cream, cheese, paprika and nutmeg and stir to mix.
  • Return to heat and on medium-high heat return to boiling, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook until mixture is thick and smooth stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat, stir in scallops and wine.
  • Spoon mixture into buttered scallop shells or buttered baking dishes, about 1 cup size.
  • In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs with Italian seasoning mix and 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over scallop mixture in each dish.
  • Bake in preheated 450°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until bubbling and lightly browned on top.
  • Serve immediately.
  • If scallops are large, cut into smaller chunks before adding to mixture.