Conchitas a la Parmesana

Conchitas a la Parmesana

Peru  Conchitas a la Parmesana

12 bay scallops in the half shell

Salt and pepper

12 drops Worcestershire sauce

12 drops lime juice

4 tablespoons butter

12 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated


This is a traditional hors d’ oeuvre, made with bay scallops covered in grated Parmesan cheese, and ran under the broiler for a few minutes. When served, the cheese is bubbling but the scallops remain almost raw. A crowd pleaser!


Preheat the broiler. Clean and wash the scallops in the half shell, dry, and season with salt and pepper. Put them in a baking tray and season each one with a drop of Worcestershire sauce and a drop of lime juice. Cover with one tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon butter.  Run under the broiler for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and golden brown. Serve immediately, piping hot, with lime slices on the side. If you can’t find bay scallops in the half shell, broil them in small ramekins. If you don’t find scallops, you can use razor clams.

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