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baked sea scallops with golden brown bread crumbs in a small bowl with sweet potato and broccoli on the side on a yellow background

Baked Scallop Casserole "Downeast" Style

Chef Andrew Wilkinson
This delicious and easy to make scallop dish will become your new go-to recipe! Simple ingredient list and ready in 25 minutes.
Sweet, buttery garlic with a golden crunch from the secret ingredient - oyster cracker breadcrumbs!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 3 people


  • 1 lb. Naked Sea Scallops thaw and patted dry
  • 2 tbsp. Butter melted
  • ¼ cup White Wine use what you drink!
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Garlic chopped finely
  • to taste Kosher Salt + Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Oyster Cracker Topping

  • 6 tbsp. Butter melted
  • 2 cups Oyster crackers coarsely ground / crushed
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley chopped
  • ½ each Lemon zest


  • Pre heat oven to 450°F.
  • Pulse oyster crackers in a food processor until coarsely ground. If you do not have a food processor, place in Ziploc bag and crush until coarse.
  • Add melted butter, parsley, and lemon zest. Pulse (or mix well) JUST to combine and keep chilled.
  • In a bowl, combine the scallops, garlic, wine, and melted butter. Toss well to combine.
  • Season scallops with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish in one layer. Sprinkle the cracker mixture evenly over the scallops.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes, until crumbs have browned and scallops are cooked through.
Keyword Baked, Scallops