Baked scallops with orange and almonds

Baked scallops with orange and almonds


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Scallops served in their shell have a sophisticated je ne sais quoi that shouts festiveness and cheer, but also effortless elegance. For this reason, they are often served at dinner parties and holiday occasions such as Christmas’ and New Year’s Eve, either as a starter or as part of a large seafood platter.

Remove the scallops from their shell and scrub the shell clean. Wash the scallops under cold running water and pat them dry
In a medium bowl, mix the strained orange juice, the crushed garlic, the olive oil and a generous pinch of salt. Gently toss the scallops in the marinade and leave them to marinate for 10 minutes
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Next, line a baking tray with parchment and arrange the scallop shells on top. In each pour in a little of the marinade and then set the scallops on top
Bake for 10 minutes, then turn the grill function on. Remove the scallops from the oven and sprinkle some flaked almonds onto each. Return to the oven for 3 more minutes, or until the almonds appear crisp and toasted
Transfer to a platter and serve right away
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