Upping my gourmet game

gourmet cooking

Now I don’t know about you. But I’m definitely more of a baker than a cook. I’m not sure why, but I feel more comfortable baking a batch of cupcakes or cookies. Than cooking a casserole or a curry. I think it has something to do with the oven, and trying to get the timings correct. Whatever it is. It’s fair to say that I rely on the microwave rather than the oven to cook the majority of my meals. But microwave doesn’t have to mean boring. In fact it can now mean Michelin inspired.

I know what your thinking. But trust me on this. I made this baked scallop starter in the microwave. I know. The microwave! And it was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Plus it was a lot tastier than I thought it would be too. All you need is a combination microwave. A good recipe. A little creativity. And the possibilities are endless.

Now I wouldn’t normally bake scallops like this. Or at all really. it’s definitely one of those types of food that I’d order in a restaurant rather than make myself. Mainly because I would have no idea how to cook them. But this baked scallop recipe is so simple. I would make a great starter for a dinner party. Or you could add potatoes and more veg for a hearty dinner. I’m honestly so inspired and motivated by how easy this was that already I’m planning on what to make next week in the microwave.

So if you fancy trying the recipe yourself, here is the video that shows you just how easy it is to cooked baked scallops in a shell. Or you can visit the website for the full list of ingredients and cooking instructions.

What do you think of this recipe? Do you use the microwave to cook?

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.


  1. July 27, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Oh wow go you! My cooking is awful, I’m sure I could burn water – I do try but I just fail a lot and my other half isn’t much better, perhaps one day we will get our heads around it and be trying some gourmet ideas!

  2. Joanna
    July 27, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    This sounds like such a simple recipe! I never had the courage to cook scallops because I always thought it was so difficult. Blame it on Gordon Ramsey and his Hell’s Kitchen, haha. I might try this recipe one day.

  3. July 27, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    This is a fabulous recipe, scallops are one of my husband’s favourites too so it’s going on my “must make” list! I have to admit, our microwave gets used for little more than heating baked beans and milk at the moment!

  4. July 27, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    I would love to try doing this. I’ve never cooked scallops despite really loving them.

  5. July 28, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I don’t really tend to use the microwave much for proper cooking but these scallops look really nice considering they’ve been done that way x

  6. July 28, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I love to cook, but scallops not so much. My other half does though, so I may rustle these up fro him. The presentation is so unique! x

  7. July 28, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    What a delicious recipe. I really like scallops. So yummy! 🙂

  8. July 28, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    oh wow how pretty do they look , i always like pretty looking food makes me want to eat them x

  9. July 28, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    This looks like a very nice recipe, I enjoy cooking but I am not perfect but improving

  10. July 28, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I do cook and bake and love it. I wish I had more time to write and even video my recipes. I do also use a microwave to help me depending on what I am doing.

  11. July 29, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I’m definitely more of a baker than a cook. I may have to give scallops a try though as your look delicious. You’ve made me very hungry!!

    Louise x

  12. Laura H
    July 29, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Wow in the microwave?! That is seriously impressive! I’d also consider myself more of a baker than a cook but I’d happily give this a go 🙂

  13. Lynne Harper
    July 29, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    What a fantastic recipe. I used to be an ok cook but over the last ten years I have really dipped, not helped by the fact my hubby is ultra fussy lol

  14. July 30, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    You made this in this microwave?! WOW, I’m amazed! xx

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