This is a quick and fairly simple appetizer recipe that has been in my family for a while. It can be used for any number of special occasions and cooks up very quickly. It has gone over well at Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years and for a variety of other holidays and events.
One pound scallops (thawed if frozen)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 stiffly beaten egg whites
Put thawed (or fresh scallops in large saucepan and just cover with water. Add salt. Cover the pan and bring to low boil. Turn down heat and bring to low simmer. Simmer slowly for 12 minutes. Drain scallops and cool. Cut scallops in halves. Combine relish, parsley, juice, salt and pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise. Fold in the whipped egg whites. Top each scallop half with the mayonnaise mixture and place baking sheet under your oven broiler. Broil scallops for four minutes or until lightly browned. Serve while still hot.
These are best if made with fresh scallops, but if you must use frozen, they can be found in your supermarket freezer isle.