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Cheesy Scallops Bake

Cheesy Scallops, photo by Cristy Miclat

Cheesy Scallops Bake

Let the look convince you how delicious this recipe is.  It is sumptuous, oozing with melted cheese over the succulence of the scallops.  Divine is not a word that is not appropriate, I say.  🙂

Impress your dinner guests with these delectable goodness in a serving plate.


  • 10 scallop shells
  • 18 scallops or 24 if very small (roes or corals removed)
  • 100 grams freshly grated matured cheddar cheese
  • 6 teaspoons butter
  • 1 lime (for squeezing)
  • 1½ teaspoons garlic infused olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

METHOD of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 250°C/gas mark 9/475ºF (you need a really hot oven).
  2. Rinse and dry the scallop shells and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  3. Put the scallops in a bowl and sprinkle with grated cheese.
  4. Toss them around to get each one well coated in cheese.
  5. Put 1-2 scallops into each shell and sprinkle with any leftover cheese that remain in the bottom of the bowl.
  6. Add 1 teaspoon of butter on top of each scallop-filled shell, a squirt of lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Put the scallops in the oven for about 15-20 minutes until the cheese had melted over the scallops and onto the shells.


Rice Cooker – Kitchen Hero

Rice cooker, photo by JMorton

Rice Cooker – Kitchen Hero

I am fairly new to using a rice cooker. For 30 years here in London, I have been cooking rice, boiled in normal sauce pan.  Sometimes, it cooks okey, sometimes it ends in disaster; pretty hit and miss and more on the miss.  But I have never thought of getting a rice cooker.  I supposed since living in London, I have not been eating rice like the way I ate it in the Philippines, which is almost 3 times a day, every day.

Here, I would cook rice, perhaps once every 3 months, if that.  And my family here, do not really eat rice, only in curries or chili con carne.

It was watching Korean dramas that I got to notice the rice cooker.  They have one in almost every drama or every household.

I ordered one in Argos.  I chose the Breville model as it was on sale as well as it has just a good review.  It is sizeable enough that you can cook rice for a large family.

I am so glad now that I bought a rice cooker.  The rice is cooked perfect everytime and with such minimal effort.  It automatically cook it and stay heating the rice afterwards, if so wish.  No more burning rice, no more watery rice, no more half-cook rice.

Same amount of rice to same amount of water, that easy.

I can even cook rice late at night and be ready for fried rice in the morning.