Scallop Recipes

Simple to make and gorgeous on the plate, scallops make for a gourmet appetizer or side. Get recipes to make them baked, fried, and bacon-wrapped.

Staff Picks

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Rating: 4.6 stars
Scallops sauteed in butter and garlic will melt in your mouth. Lemon juice gives it a nice kick.

Seared Scallops with Spicy Papaya Sauce

Rating: 4.47 stars
I made this for my husbands birthday, and it was a hit. We both ooohed and aaahed throughout dinner.

Bay Scallops with Garlic Parsley Butter Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars
They say smell is the sense most closely linked to memory recall, and that was certainly the case while making these garlicky, buttery bay scallops on toast. As waves of the wonderful aromas wafted up from the pan, they brought back a flood of vivid memories of my first kitchen job.

Scallops with White Wine Sauce II

Rating: 4.55 stars
White wine, butter, and shallots make a great sauce for scallops. This is easy and non-creamy for those that don't like cream sauces.

Linguine with Seafood and Sundried Tomatoes

Rating: 4.58 stars
A wonderful blend of seafood and citrus! The secret ingredient is the lemon peel! Thanks to my Dad, this is one of our favorites! TIP: Have all the ingredients ready and prepared so you can whip this recipe up in no time!

Tarragon Lover's Scallops

Rating: 4.6 stars
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!

Seared Scallops with Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.62 stars
This is an incredibly basic but extremely versatile dressing.

Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Rating: 4.69 stars
This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone!

Seared Scallops with Tropical Salsa

Rating: 4.59 stars
The delicious taste of scallops is perfectly complemented by a wonderful fresh fruit salsa in this quick but elegant dish. Be sure to use large, plump sea scallops rather than smaller bay scallops and take care not to overcook the scallops; they should remain tender and moist. Feel free to substitute any of your favorite exotic fruits for the pineapple and mango in the salsa.

Easy Garlic-Lemon Scallops

Rating: 4.6 stars
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: 4.56 stars
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: 4.83 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Broiled Scallops
Rating: Unrated
"Excellent, easy, yummy!! It has the perfect combo of butter and lemon juice. Not too much, not too little!!" – Holly Kilcer
Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini & Tomatoes
Rating: Unrated
Watch how to make Pasta with Scallops, Zucchini &Tomatoes.


Rating: 4.77 stars

A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!