The following simple and delicious recipe come from French cooking for dummies, a treat for lovers of French food.

Preparation time: 5 minutes – Baking time: 8 minutes

Ingredients (for 6 servings)

  • 12 big fresh scallops (18 if they’re small)
  • 4 thin slices of Parma ham
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons of dried breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Pepper


1/ Preheat oven to 410° F (210° C / T 7).

2/ Mix breadcrumbs, Parma ham, garlic, parsley and 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a food processor.

3/ Fold a piece of kitchen paper, pour 1 teaspoon of olive oil on it and use it to grease an oven rack.

4/ Place scallops on the greased rack and top them with Parma ham mix.

5/ Pour a dash of olive oil on top and bake in oven for 8 minutes.

Serve as a starter with a few leaves of lamb’s lettuce or rocket if you like.

Scallops with Parma Ham
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