Scallops Casino

Scallops Casino

A delectable combination of scallops, bacon, peppers, and a breadcrumb-Parmesan mixture sure to please. This is a luxurious appetizer served up with a crusty bread and roasted garlic.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and parsley in a bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until golden but not crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Drain bacon fat from skillet until there is about 1 tablespoon fat left in the skillet. Add scallops and cook until golden brown, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Remove scallops from skillet.
  4. Step 4

    Wipe fat from skillet and add butter; cook and stir green bell pepper, onion, roasted red peppers, and garlic until fragrant and tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Add white wine; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add chicken broth and simmer for 1 minute; season with salt and pepper.
  5. Step 5

    Mix bacon and scallops into bell pepper mixture and transfer to a baking dish; top with bread crumb mixture.
  6. Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes. Turn on oven's broiler and broil until bread crumb mixture is lightly browned, 1 to 2 minutes.