Broiled Scallops


For such a simple dish, these scallops are really delicious.  And easy.

The recipe called for the tiny bay scallops but I had bought the large sea scallops so I just doubled the butter ~ not the other ingredients ~ and added broiling time.  I served them with wild rice and fresh bread.

Broiled Scallops 1

Broiled Scallops 2

Broiled Scallops

1 1/2 lbs bay scallops ~ I used sea scallops
1 tbsp garlic salt
2 tbsps butter, melted ~ I used 4 tbsps butter, melted
2 tbsps lemon juice

Heat broiler ~ mine can heat to hi or low so I used hi.

Rinse and dry scallops and place in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic salt, melted butter, and lemon juice.

Broil 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops turn golden. I broiled mine for 20 minutes since they were quite large.

Remove from the broiler and serve with extra butter if desired. I just spooned butter from the dish over the scallops and the rice.

Makes 3-4 servings.

Adapted from Allrecipes

Broiled Scallops 3

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Easy Baked Cod


As far as fish goes, cod is one of my favorites.  I think it’s because you can add almost anything to it and it tastes delicious.  This recipe is super easy which is my favorite thing.  The recipe came from Allrecipes.

I ended up using up Town House crackers instead of Ritz and it worked out fine ~ really any kind of butter crackers will work.

Cod 1

Cod 2

Easy Baked Cod

2 tbsps butter, melted
1/2 sleeve buttery crackers, crushed ~ such as Town House, Ritz, etc.
2 tbsps butter
1 lb cod
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup white wine
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped green onion
1 lemon, sliced or cut in wedges

Preheat oven to 400º.

Mix the 2 tbsps melted butter and the crushed crackers. Set aside.

Place 2 tbsps butter in a baking dish and place in the oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove from the oven and coat both sides of the fish by rolling in the melted butter in the dish.

Bake the cod in the dish for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with the lemon juice, wine, and cracker mixture. Put the dish back in the oven and bake about 10 minutes more or until it flakes easily.

Garnish cod with chopped green onions and parsley and serve with lemon.

Makes 4 servings.

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Baked Fish Sticks


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A Print Friendly Note:   I just noticed that on print friendly, if you hover over any part of the recipe you don’t want to print, it highlights and you can delete unnecessary parts.  I usually just print the recipe and delete all the other stuff.

We love fish sticks and I’m always looking for a made from scratch recipe that isn’t fried and I think I finally hit on one we really like.  I want to say I found this recipe in a Southern Living cookbook but I’m not positive.

I used cod in this recipe but you can use your favorite fish.  I like using a thicker fish and we like cod so that’s why I chose it.  The recipe is easy and I made my homemade tartar sauce and I also made cocktail sauce by mixing ketchup and horseradish to taste.

Baked Fish Sticks

8 bread slices ~ I did not cut off the crusts
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tsps grated lemon rind
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Cooking spray
1 tbsp canola oil
2 lbs cod or other white fish such as flounder
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup milk ~ I used 2%
Breading mix

Mix all breading ingredients together and set aside.

Spray a jelly-roll pan with cooking spray then coat the bottom of the pan with the canola oil. I used a brush to spread it over the bottom of the pan.

Rinse fish in cold water and pat dry. Sprinkle with salt on each side and cut into strips.

Beat eggs, egg whites, and milk in a shallow pie plate until well blended.

Place the breading mix in a ziplock bag.

Dip the fish into the egg/milk mixture then add to breading bag and shake carefully until coated. Place prepared fish on prepared pan. Repeat with all the fish strips.

Bake at 400º for 15-20 minutes or until breaded fish strips are golden.

Serve immediately with your favorite sauces.

Makes 6-8 servings

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Homemade Tartar Sauce


We love fish sandwiches and have them once a week.  One day while the fish was in the oven I discovered I didn’t have any tartar sauce so instead of running to the store, I made my own.   I have not purchased tartar sauce since.  This recipe tastes so fresh and it uses ingredients you probably have in your refrigerator already.  I usually make it at the last minute and I have never made the whole recipe ~ I usually make half or a third.

Homemade Tartar Sauce


1 cup mayonnaise
2 tsps sweet pickle relish
1 tsp prepared yellow mustard
1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and refrigerate covered until needed.

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