Main Dish Scallops

Browse recipes for succulent sea scallops and bay scallops and bring these tasty morsels to your own dinner table.

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Tarragon Lover's Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 81
Lightly browned sea scallops complemented by a smooth brown butter sauce with fresh tarragon. All you fans of tarragon, this is the recipe for you!

Awesome Baked Sea Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 654
Large sea scallops are combined with garlic, shallots, butter, and bread crumbs then baked to perfection. Being from Maine, we love our seafood, and this is one of the greats!

Scallops and Spinach over Pasta

Rating: 4 stars 38
This is one of my New England favorites. This tasty recipe is delicious , low in fat, and well balanced.

Citrus Scallops II

Rating: 4 stars 44
This is a scallop recipe I concocted in my mind one night, and literally made up as I was going along. It is simple, wonderful, and very forgiving. I have shared this with a few folks and they love it. Works with rice or fine noodles and pasta.

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 617
Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.

Savory Sea Scallops and Angel Hair Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
This is a very simple, easy to prepare meal that you will most likely be asked to prepare again. The taste, if carefully prepared and not overcooked, is incredible. ENJOY!

How to Make Coquilles Saint-Jacques

Rating: 5 stars 104
For something fancy, this is pretty easy to make. It's one of the world's most delicious dishes. It's rich and decadent, and yet still light.

Baked Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 1234
Delicious baked scallops with butter and garlic. Bay scallops are the little ones and they tend to be sweeter tasting than sea scallops.

Broiled Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 731
My husband thinks these scallops are better than any we have found in any restaurant.
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Grilled Bay Scallops

Rating: 3 stars 3
Fresh bay scallops are grilled in a lemon-garlic-butter sauce to bring out their sweet flavor in this dish that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Cajun Seafood Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1251
This recipe is a hot one, but delicious! If you are weak of tongue, then divide the amounts of peppers in half. Better to add more than spoil your creation! Bay scallops are preferred, but the larger sea scallops can be used if they are cut in half. This dish can also be placed in a casserole dish and placed under the broiler until top turns golden brown!
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Baked Stuffed Shrimp with Ritz Crackers®

Rating: 5 stars 7
My late mother created this recipe over thirty years ago. My grandparents, my father, and myself have enjoyed these baked stuffed shrimp every other Friday for many years. It's a tradition - we eat baked stuffed shrimp for dinner and then play cards! (We've been leaving out the scallops lately due to the high price, and we don't even miss them.) We serve the shrimp with a nice garden salad and rice pilaf or baked potato.

Inspiration and Ideas

Sauteed Scallops
Rating: Unrated 154
A very simple recipe for how delicious it is! Just crush the garlic with the side of a chef's knife blade instead of chopping it, and using whole sprigs of rosemary allows them to be easily removed before serving.
Easy Fried Scallops
Rating: 4.5 stars 10

I experimented with some ways to cook scallops one night with my family. This was everyone's favorite and it has become a regular dish at our family fry nights. If serving as a main dish, make twice as many servings as people (about 8 scallops per person).