The last time I made this dish I used shrimp and scallops and didn't follow Ina's recipe exactly. I wasn't thrilled with the results so this time I used only scallops and actually used the butter in the recipe and it was delicious.
I didn't have Pernod so I left that out and I subbed bacon for the prosciutto. I haven't used my broiler since it's a tray underneath the actual oven so this needed a little more time to finish cooking and browning. I served it with a mixed greens salad tossed with lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper:
I love how this looked before it went into the oven. All that gorgeous butter laced with bacon and seasonings and the crunchy panko crumbs:
This is easy to prepare, although it reminds me why I need gratin dishes. I think this would be even better in individual serving dishes.