Nick DiGiovanni's Scalloped Scallops

TikTok sensation and MasterChef alum Nick DiGiovanni is in the kitchen with Drew and one of our VFF's to show them how to whip up a delicious meal of scallops and an apple and fennel side salad from his grandma's personal recipe box!

10 minsPrep Time
25 minsCook Time

35 minsTotal Time

ingredients

For the Scalloped Scallops:

  • 1 lb large scallops
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs (Ritz crackers)
  • ½ cup soft breadcrumbs (toasted day of bread or panko)
  • 2/3 cup cream

For the Side Salad:

  • Salt & pepper
  • 2 cups chopped Braeburn or Gala apples (about 1lb)
  • 2 cups thinly sliced fennel bulb
  • 16 cups torn Boston lettuce (about 8 small heads)
  • Toasted pine nuts

For the Dressing:

  • ½ cup minced shallots (about 3)
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

prep

Scalloped Scallops Directions:

  • Slice scallops into thin slices (about 2-3 slices per scallop)  
  • Melt butter and add cracker crumbs and breadcrumbs.  
  • Put layer of crumbs in buttered baking dish, cover with scallops, half the cream and season. 
  • Repeat. 
  • Cover with buttered crumbs. 
  • Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
  • Sprinkle with chives or parsley on top and serve. 

Mix all dressing ingredients together

Add dressing and toss on salad. Sprinkle with pine nuts.