French-Fried Scallops

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 4
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1 pound fresh or thawed scallops
1/2 cup oil-free Italian dressing
1/3 cup fine dry whole-wheat crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 slices lemon wedges
1 bunch parsley sprigs

Preparation / Directions:

Rinse scallops; pat very dry with paper towels. Pour dressing into a shallow bowl. In a pie plate, combine bread crumbs, cheese and paprika. Dip scallops in dressing; roll in crumb mixture to coat well. Arrange scallops, in a circle, on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on 100% power (HIGH) 2 minutes. Rearrange, moving outside pieces to center of dish. Microwave on 100% power (HIGH) 1 to 2 minutes more or JUST until scallops are firm (test with knife). Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley sprigs.

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