2 lbs. sea scallops

salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves minced

˝ C. buttermilk

20 Ritz¨ crackers -- hand crushed

butter melted

1 lemon

Heat oven to 400. In a bowl, season the scallops with salt and pepper. Add thyme and buttermilk and toss to coat the scallops. Evenly place the scallops in an oven-proof casserole and cover with hand-crushed Ritz crackers. Top with melted butter and bake for 20 minutes. Squeeze juice of lemon over the scallops and serve immediately.