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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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.

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.

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.

Bay-Scallop Po' Boy with Spicy Mayo

Rating: 3 stars 62
Prepare this New Orleans-style classic with record-breaking speed: Scallops are naturally moist, so you can skip the usual egg in the breading.

Bay Scallop Stir-Fry

Rating: 3 stars 36
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.

Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon

Rating: 3 stars 221
Sea scallops seared in olive oil require little embellishment.

Scallops with Orange-Butter Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 15
This is a rich meal of orange-flavored scallops, high in vitamin B-12, accompanied by couscous.

Seared Scallops

Rating: 5 stars 5
Butter is swapped out for coconut oil in this oh-so-simple seafood dish. Make sure your scallops are nice and dry before searing -- this is key to achieving a golden crust.

Scallops with Wilted Spinach and Arugula

Rating: 4 stars 25
In just a few minutes, scallops are seared and served over garlicky arugula and spinach.

Spaghetti with Bay Scallops, Leeks, and Tarragon

Rating: 3.5 stars 45
Sweet and briny bay scallops pair well with the mellow flavor of leeks in this light pasta dish.

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.

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.
Grilled Scallops Wrapped in Prosciutto
Rating: Unrated 116
With just a few ingredients, these quick-cooking skewers become an elegant starter to stave off hunger or an easy addition to any grilled menu.
Seared Scallops with Shaved Fennel, Cucumber, and Grapefruit
Rating: 3.5 stars 21

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