Scallop Po-Boys with Garlic Aioli

I love seafood, but I don’t get to make it too often because my family is picky when it comes to fish (shellfish or otherwise)

I took a chance with this one but my husband ended up loving it! Maybe it had something to do with the frying, or the garlic aioli, but whatever it was…scallops!Scallop Po-Boy

Bay Scallop Po-Boys with Garlic Aioli
Adapted fromĀ Everyday Food, July/August 2008

Prepare this New Orleans-style classic with record-breaking speed: Scallops are naturally moist, so you can skip the usual egg in the breading.


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus lemon wedges, for serving
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Hot sauce, to taste
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 pound bay scallops, patted dry
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves


In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, teaspoon paprika, and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper. Set spicy mayo aside.

In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, flour, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon paprika; season with salt and pepper. Add scallops, and toss to coat.

In a medium nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Working in two batches, fry scallops, tossing occasionally, until golden and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer scallops to a paper-towel-lined plate; season with salt.

Dividing evenly, spread inside of buns with spicy mayo. Top with a lettuce leaf, then scallops. Serve po boys immediately, with lemon wedges.


Kids Menu – Breaded Chicken Wraps with Feta

Sometimes you need some help getting dinner on the table. This quick wrap is dedicated to those kind of nights!

Kids Meal 1

The fun thing about these wraps is that you can make an adult version with a few quick substitutions. Frank’s Red Hot Sauce instead of Ketchup, add some onions (my kids aren’t big fans) and you’ve got a spicy wrap that will satisfy you just as much as your kids will love theirs.

Adjust the quantities based on how many wraps you have to prepare.

Breaded Chicken Wraps


  • Breaded Chicken Strips (I used the all white meat strips from the freezer section for convenience, but feel free to prepare your own from scratch)
  • Shredded Carrot
  • Shredded Cucumber
  • Hummus
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Ketchup
  • Large Whole Wheat Tortilla

DirectionsKids Meal 2

Layer all the ingredients onto the tortilla and roll it up, flipping the bottom end in first so nothing falls out.