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Seared Sea Scallop Caprese Crostini


New England Seafood is always a favorite, whether served as an appetizer at or a main course at your next social gathering!

Prepare these delicious Crostini in 10 minutes!

In Italian, “crostini” means “little toasts,” and it is a very accurate description of the food. Crostini are made by thinly slicing bread, typically plain white bread, and toasting or grilling so that it becomes crispy. The crostini may be drizzled with olive oil and salt and served plain, or they may be dressed with an assortment of toppings and used as appetizers or garnishes on foods like soups. Crostini are very easy to make at home and they can also be purchased, packaged, at many grocers and import stores.


Seared Sea Scallop Crostini

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes 12 Crostini

Seared Sea Scallop Crostini

Seafood is always a New England favorite, whether served as an appetizer or main course. Prepare these delicious Crostini in 10 minutes!


  • 1 lb.sea scallops, halved
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 (1/4 inch thick) baguette slices
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 (6-0z) balls fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Balsamic vinegar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle scallops with salt and red pepper flakes; drizzle with oil.
  3. Sear scallops in large nonstick skillet coated with oil 2 to 3 minutes per side or until just opaque in center.
  4. Place bread in oven and bake 5 minutes; remove.
  5. Top each bread slice with tomato, mozzarella and 2 scallop halves.
  6. Sprinkle with basil and (if desired) drizzle with vinegar.
  7. Serve immediately.

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