Scallop Recipes

Scallops are sweet in flavor, delicate in texture, and quite perishable. Best cooked right away, stock up on these sea and bay scallop recipes. Choose from scallops wrapped in bacon or proscuitto, fried to perfection, grilled on a bed of greens, diced for a summer ceviche, and much more!

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Baked Scallops

The pan juices that are released from baking the scallops mix with creme fraiche and white wine to create a delicious garlicky sauce. Serve this gratin with crusty bread for dipping, or for a heartier dish, serve over thin spaghetti tossed in olive oil.

Pasta with Scallops, Garlic, Grape Tomatoes, and Parsley

This simple, but satisfying, Pasta with Scallops, Garlic, Grape Tomatoes, and Parsley dish is colorful and easy to prepare.

Seafood Linguine

Shellfish is the star in the traditional Italian pasta dish linguine ai frutti di mare. Our recipe calls for five varieties: clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp, and squid.

Seared Scallops with Bacon

Bacon and scallops are a classic combination. Here, the smoky-and-sweet pairing is used as a savory topping for our Sauteed Zucchini and Wax Beans.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon

Rating: 3.1 stars
Sea scallops seared in olive oil require little embellishment.

Bay Scallop Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars
Bay scallops may be sweet, but they're not shy. Here, they stand up to the intense combo of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and ginger.

Scallops with Orange-Butter Sauce

Rating: 3.67 stars
This is a rich meal of orange-flavored scallops, high in vitamin B-12, accompanied by couscous.

Bay-Scallop Po' Boy with Spicy Mayo

Rating: 3.24 stars
Prepare this New Orleans-style classic with record-breaking speed: Scallops are naturally moist, so you can skip the usual egg in the breading.

Seared Scallops with Celery and Golden Raisin Salad

Look for fresh scallops that are labeled as dry-packed, which are not treated with preservatives and have a lower water content than wet or "soaked" scallops. Seasoning scallops just before cooking also ensures that they stay dry.

Scallops with Wilted Spinach and Arugula

Rating: 3.8 stars
In just a few minutes, scallops are seared and served over garlicky arugula and spinach.

Seafood Stew

Rating: 3.5 stars
This brothy seafood supper is both light and satisfying -- and ready in under 30 minutes.

Sauteed Scallops over Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.57 stars
Scallops, sauteed with leeks and shallots, rest on a bed of spaghetti squash.

Inspiration and Ideas

17 Succulent Scallop Recipes Sure to Impress Any Dinner Guest

Make the most of sweet, delicate scallops in these good-enough-for-company recipes that come together in a flash.

Seafood Appetizer Recipes

Seasons come and go -- not to mention food trends -- but one culinary rule of thumb remains the same: Little bites of seafood always make an excellent start to a party. Dive into our catch of 37 nautical nibbles, appetizers, and hors d'oeuvres that includes everything from the classic to the casual.

Seared Scallops with Shaved Fennel, Cucumber, and Grapefruit

The crispness of cucumber and fennel is offset by tender scallops and chunks of juicy grapefruit.