These delicious, easy scallop recipes make a fancy seafood dinner so simple and delicious. This list has so much to offer, from garlic butter scallops to grilled and pan-seared recipes.
People tend to either love or hate scallops. They have a unique umami flavor, and they work well in so many recipes.
Scallops can be quite a healthy seafood addition to your diet. They’re relatively low in calories and a great source of protein, with up to twenty grams of protein in a three ounce serving. And they’re high in omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation.
Best Scallop Recipes
Pan-Seared Scallops and LInguine al Pesto
Pan-Seared Scallops is a delicious restaurant-style dish that's easy to prepare in your home kitchen. Fresh from the sea, and served with a basil pesto tossed with linguine!
Dried Scallop congee (Cantonese rice porridge)
This easy and delicious dried scallop congee recipe, or Cantonese rice porridge, is made using only 6 ingredients.
Pan Seared Scallops in Chardonnay Brown Butter Sauce
Pan-Seared Scallops are an easy to make dish, which is made even more delicious with a herb brown butter sauce infused with Chardonnay.
Celeriac remoulade, pan seared scallops and chorizo
Celeriac (also called celery root) makes a deliciously simple salad as celeriac remoulade that pairs perfectly with pan-seared scallops. Some crisped chorizo round this out into a flavorful, elegant but quick and easy meal.
Sweet Corn Salad with Seared Sea Scallops
Fresh Florida sweet corn is so versatile. Serve it boiled, steamed, or microwaved or in recipes like this Sweet Corn Salad with Seared Sea Scallops.
Pan-Seared Scallops with a Summer Corn Medley
What could be better than Sweet Succulent Pan Seared Scallops served with a fresh corn medley blended with peaches and rice? Summertime just got better.
Alton Brown's Seared Sea Scallops
Alton Brown's Scallops Recipe is the cat's meow of seafood dinners. Pan-seared, this easy meal has just four other ingredients. Including the salt and pepper. To top it off, you can make these in under ten minutes!
Seared Scallops With Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Garlic pan-seared scallops is a delicious, easy fifteen minute recipe that everyone goes crazy for. Scallops are seared to perfection, then covered in luscious buttery garlic lemon sauce. This comforting meal is the ultimate culinary treat when it comes to seafood. Scallops are tender and delicate and melt in your mouth.
Grilled Scallop Skewers in Citrus Garlic Smoked Butter Sauce
These grilled scallop skewers are elegant and delicious. The scallops are flavored with garlic, cilantro and orange and served with a citrus garlic smoked butter sauce. This is a great recipe for a pellet smoker or Traeger grill.
Scallop ceviche is really easy to make but feels like an indulgent restaurant-style appetizer. Citrusy and with a hint of heat, it's light and delicious.
Easy Air Fryer Scallops
Air Fryer Scallops are easy to make in just minutes! This restaurant-quality seafood dish is delicious when served as either an appetizer, side dish, or main course. Read on for all of my air fryer tips and this simple way of cooking scallops in the air fryer that delivers big flavors.
Easy Scallop Scampi
Easy Scallop Scampi is ready in less than 10 minutes. Butter, lemon and garlic make these seared scallops a decadent, elegant meal for company or date nights at home!
Seared Scallops and Corn
If you're looking to cook up an elegant, beautiful, restaurant-quality seafood dinner, try this recipe for seared scallops with corn and longganisa.
Thai Curry with Scallops
Lightly browned scallops are complemented with big, bold Thai flavors.
Air Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
Air fryer scallops wrapped in bacon are a great party food that can be made in about twenty minutes. As an extra bonus, these little bites of goodness are both keto-friendly and gluten-free.
Creamy Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Garlic Sauce
Creamy garlic scallops are ready in under twenty minutes and taste just as good as chef made. These pan-seared scallops are smothered in a rich cream sauce bursting with garlic flavors. With just a few ingredients, make a quick and easy scallop recipe that’s sure to impress everyone.
Buttery Oven-Baked Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Sharing this simple recipe for making delicious, savory scallops wrapped in bacon and perfectly oven-baked in a butter broth.
Air Fryer Frozen Scallops
Delicious, perfectly cooked, air fryer frozen scallops. Raw scallops are cooked from frozen in the air fryer with lemon and garlic for the ultimate air fryer light lunch recipe.
Creamy Corn Porridge with Seared Scallops and Brown Butter
Creamy, buttery corn porridge topped with perfectly golden-brown seared scallops drizzled with brown butter! This is the fresh summer meal you’ll want to make again and again!
Garlic Butter Scallops with Succotash
Garlic Butter Scallops seared to perfection and served on a bed of succotash made with crispy potatoes, corn, lima beans, tomatoes and herbs.
Lemon Butter Scallops
These pan-seared lemon butter scallops cook in under 10 minutes and are perfect for special occasions or a busy weeknight. Serve these buttery scallops with creamy mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts for an epic meal!
Shrimp & Scallops with a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
This roasted red pepper sauce will definitely amaze your friends and family with its complexity of delicious flavors! This could become your signature sauce.
Steak and Scallops (Surf and Turf)
Enjoy a classic Surf and Turf dinner at home with this easy Steak and Scallops. Everything–from the filet to the white wine sauce-is made in a cast iron skillet and finished in less than 30 minutes!
Spaghetti with Scallops and Citrus Fruit
This spaghetti with scallops and citrus fruit is a delicious example of why pasta with scallops is a popular addition to Italian Christmas and New Year menus.
Six ingredients and 10 minutes gives you these decadent seared scallops crusted with crushed pistachios and lemon zest.
This scallop curry is creamy, fragrant, sweet, savory and a little bit spicy. With less than 10 ingredients and 30 minutes, this dinner is easy to make any night of the week. Coconut milk and spicy Thai red curry paste pair up to take your taste buds to Thailand.
Julia Child's Scallops Gratineed
Leave it to Julia Child to pair cheese with fish and turn it into something extravagant. Julia Child’s scallops gratineed is an elegant dish of gratineed scallops with shallots, white wine and broiled Gruyere cheese.
Pan Seared Scallops in Vermouth Cream Sauce
Pan Seared Scallops in Vermouth Cream Sauce are an elegant, easy entree for date night, or any night! Serve with pasta, polenta or salad for an easy meal.
Air Fried Scallops with Dill Garlic Butter
If you love scallops, this quick and easy air fried scallops recipe is going to become your new favorite scallops recipe. These air fryer scallops are cooked to perfection and topped with a dill garlic butter sauce. Serve with pasta or zucchini zoodles!