Rating: 4.34 stars
727 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 398
  • 4 star values: 215
  • 3 star values: 84
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 8

My husband thinks these scallops are better than any we have found in any restaurant.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
13 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn broiler on.

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  • Rinse scallop and place in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic salt, melted butter or margarine and lemon juice.

  • Broil 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops start to turn golden. Remove from oven and serve with extra melted butter or margarine on the side for dipping.

Nutrition Facts

273 calories; protein 38.3g; carbohydrates 6.8g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 95.3mg; sodium 2232.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (513)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2003
The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, and it was excellent. The second time, however, it was OUT OF THIS WORLD making the following changes: Instead of broiling, melt the butter in a saucepan over med/high heat. Add the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and sautee the scallops for approx two minutes on each side. Pour the scallops and the sauce over pilafed rice, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top, and garnish with a little parsley and a tiny bit of paprika for color. My fiance says this is the best seafood recipe I have ever made! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2005
These were just okay. Sprinkle a little parsley and paprika over them. Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt as the salt will draw moisture out of the scallops. Would be better using sea scallops. Read More
(68)
727 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 398
  • 4 star values: 215
  • 3 star values: 84
  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, and it was excellent. The second time, however, it was OUT OF THIS WORLD making the following changes: Instead of broiling, melt the butter in a saucepan over med/high heat. Add the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and sautee the scallops for approx two minutes on each side. Pour the scallops and the sauce over pilafed rice, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top, and garnish with a little parsley and a tiny bit of paprika for color. My fiance says this is the best seafood recipe I have ever made! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2003
I have made this recipe over a dozen times. It's the best. One suggestion, mix the liquid ingredients all together and then brush on scallops. Then sprinkle with crushed black pepper and parmesan. It's great for a weekend meal as well as for company. thank you to the original subscriber! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2003
Absolutely excellent! Only limited by the quality of scallops used. We used cheap-o Sam's frozen scallops because that is what we had on hand..similar to another reviewer, and they still turned out good. (I halved the garlic salt and added garlic powder as another reviewer recommended). My husband often eats scallops when we eat out, and can vouch for the great taste of this unassuming recipe. I rate it 5 for ease and he rates it 5 for taste. A winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2003
Absolutely terrific recipe! The only change I made was that I heated the butter and added some smashed garlic (like a cream consistency) to the warm butter and then brushed the mixture over the scallops. It was just amazing and my boyfriend and I are going to make and eat them this way again tonight. Thanks very much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2008
This is absolutely delicious! It is a classic recipe that is simple to make. I will definitely be making it again. I did deviate from the recipe a bit as I used sea scallops instead of bay scallops (this requires tripling the butter and lemon, and broiling for about 10 mins). I also took the suggestion of brushing on the mixture before pouring it into the dish, and I sprinkled some chili powder on top before broiling. I was going for paprika, but the chili actually gave it some added spice, which turned out very well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2006
The only changes I made to the recipe was using Old Bay for the garlic salt & sprinkling just a bit more lemon juice on top before serving them. Very good & very easy...I actually think this rated higher than a four but not quite a five. I wasn't in the mood for pasta so I served these w/ a steamed artichoke (also dipped in the butter), lemon pepper zuchinni & sauteed mushrooms w/ white wine. Pinot Grigio went really well this meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2004
For us 1 tablespoon of garlic salt made the dish too salty. Tried it again and slightly warmed a minced clove of garlic (or more depending on how many scallops) to the butter before sprinkling the top of the scallops with it. Topped it with the lemon juice and it was 100% better. This is also great sauteed with the above ingredients. I've also sauteed the scallops in just butter and lemon adding white wine close to the end of cooking time. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/17/2005
These were just okay. Sprinkle a little parsley and paprika over them. Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt as the salt will draw moisture out of the scallops. Would be better using sea scallops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2003
Hey Everyone, This is Gail I submitted the Broiled Scallop Recipe a couple of years ago... I want to thank everyone for the kind reviews and also to tell you that I have tried some of your ideas in my Scallop recipe also,,, I had no idea these scallops would be such a hit with so many of you! Again Thank you all very much for the kind words! Read More
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