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    The 25 BEST Scallop Recipes

    Scallops… those tender, sweet, succulent morsels from the sea. We love our seafood, from fish to shrimp to crabs and more. But somehow scallops always seem like an extra special treat.

    That’s why we decided to compile this great collection of Scallop Recipes for you. They can be so versatile, why not enjoy them in a variety of ways.

    You’ll find tasty appetizers, delectable mains, soups, pastas and more.

    Cook your way through all these great recipes. Which one will become your new favorite?

    The 25 BEST Scallop Recipes.

    1. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    This Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is one of our favorite new recipes. It’s super quick and easy, in about 20 minutes you have a restaurant quality meal on your table.

    Get the Recipe

    2. Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops

    These Lemon Garlic Butter Scallops look super fancy and are enhanced with fresh herbs. They’re great for special occasions and whip up in only 15 minutes!

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    3. Creamy Tuscan Scallops

    Now here’s a decadent delight. Creamy Tuscan Scallops are drenched in a creamy parmesan sauce with garlic, sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Great with some nice crusty bread to sop up the sauce, this recipe belongs in a fancy restaurant. YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Scallops and Grits

    Scallops and grits are a great combination, and you’re sure to fall in love with this scallop recipe. It makes an absolutely mouthwatering dish, full of zesty flavors that are cozy and fresh. They’re perfect for a beachside dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ thebeachhousekitchen

    5. Spicy Coconut Curry Scallops

    These spicy coconut curry scallops are a flavor combination worth making. The recipe is for an appetizer, but you can easily turn it into a full meal by making a bigger portion.

    Get the Recipe @ triedandtruerecipe

    6. Bacon Wrapped Scallops

    Wrapping a meal in bacon has become a popular trend, and that trend combines with scallops in this bacon wrapped scallops recipe. They work as an appetizer or as a main dish, and you can cook them on a grill, broiled, or in an air fryer.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    7. Herbed Garlic Butter Scallops with Lemony Feta Dressing

    If you need a quick meal and you’re craving seafood, you should try making these herbed garlic butter scallops with lemony feta dressing. They make a vibrant seafood dish, and they’re colorful, healthy, and super great.

    Get the Recipe @ halfbakedharvest

    8. Seared Scallop Tacos

    Another popular trend is turning classic recipes into tacos. It’s popular for a reason, and these seared scallop tacos are absolutely delicious. They also come with pineapple salsa, and they’re served on corn tortillas with pickled onions and a cabbage slaw.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    9. Pesto Scallop Pasta

    This pesto scallop pasta is awesome! The pasta is tossed with a pesto that’s filled with herbs and covered in seared scallops, roasted red peppers and toasted pine nuts. It’s a perfect date night dish, that’s also pretty easy to make.

    Get the Recipe @ playswellwithbutter

    10. Coquille St Jacques

    You may have no idea what Coquille St Jacques is, and that’s okay. To clear things up, it’s a seafood dish that’s made with shrimp and scallops. It’s usually a starter dish, so it makes for a great appetizer to a bigger seafood meal.

    Get the Recipe @ shelovesbiscotti

    11. Caprese Salad with Scallops

    This caprese salad with scallops is a great twist on regular old scallop and seafood recipes. The salad is made with heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, scallop, a touch of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and more.

    Get the Recipe @ aredspatula

    12. Grilled Scallop and Orange Kebabs

    Another fantastic scallop recipe is these grilled scallop and orange kebabs. Once the scallops are prepped, they take only six minutes to make, and they taste fantastic. The dish can be served as an appetizer, or as a full meal.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    13. Scallop Chowder

    This scallop chowder is deliciously creamy, and it’s made with bay scallops, bacon, and corn. It’s light, easy to make, refreshing, and the perfect comfort food. If that sounds unbelievable, try making it yourself.

    Get the Recipe @ littlebroken

    14. Thai Sweet Chili and Orange Scallops

    Next up is this great Thai twist on scallops, a Thai sweet chili and orange scallops recipe. The citrus flavors are combined with the Thai sweet chili sauce, and the fresh cilantro and scallions make a wonderful dish.

    Get the Recipe @ mygourmetconnection

    15. Pan Seared Scallops with Lemon Pasta

    Pan searing scallops is a great way to make them even more flavorful than they were before. This recipe does just that, and also adds lemon pasta. It’s a great recipe if you’re looking for an easy to make, restaurant quality meal that also feels a bit fancy.

    Get the Recipe @ sandravalvassori

    16. Honey Garlic Butter Scallops

    As you can tell by the name, the next recipe is made up of tasty honey garlic butter scallops. The scallops are pan seared and coated in superb honey garlic butter sauce. It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s sure to become a household staple.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    17. Chipotle Lemon Tarragon Scallops with Angel Hair Pasta

    If you’re looking for a restaurant quality dish that works great for a family dinner or a date night, then look no further! This Chipotle lemon tarragon scallops with angel hair pasta can be made in under thirty minutes, and they’ve got a touch of spice.

    Get the Recipe @ saltandlavender

    18. Honey Sriracha Scallops

    These honey sriracha scallops can only be described as delicious. The scallops are fresh and untreated, and they’re covered in a sticky, sweet, savory, and slightly spicy honey sriracha sauce. They’re super fresh, and deliciously juicy.

    Get the Recipe @ rasamalaysia

    19. Scallops with Creamy Mozzarella Pasta

    Another great pasta dish on this list is this scallops with creamy mozzarella pasta recipe. It can be hard to get scallops, or food in general, to have the exact texture that we like. However this recipe does a great job doing just that!

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    20. Italian Garlic Scallops

    These Italian garlic scallops make yet another wonderful meal. They’re seared to perfection in a cast iron skillet, and they’re succulent, garlicky, and saucy. They also make a super flexible dish, because they can be served as an appetizer, starter, or a full dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ ciaoflorentina

    21. Scallop Piccata

    This scallop piccata is like a traditional chicken piccata recipe, but with scallops instead of chicken. The ingredients are pretty simple, the recipe uses parsley, chicken stock, lemon, scallops, flat pasta, capers and butter to make a dish that’s simple and delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ bevcooks

    22. Grilled Scallops with Lemon Salsa Verde

    These grilled scallops with lemon salsa verde are grilled to absolute perfection! The lemon salsa verde is made with fresh herbs and beet greens, and it tastes wonderful. It’s a great dish to make if you’re looking for a gourmet meal.

    Get the Recipe @ foodfidelity

    23. Seared Scallops with Orange Rum Sauce

    As the name implies, these seared scallops are covered in a silky smooth orange rum and butter sauce. The scallops are seared in a cast iron skillet that is also used to cook the sauce, and the recipe has some tips about how to easily sear the scallops.

    Get the Recipe @ ciaoflorentina

    24. Shrimp and Scallops in Creamy Marinara Sauce

    Marinara sauce often pairs well with seafood, so it’s only right that the next recipe on our list is this spectacular shrimp and scallops in creamy marinara sauce recipe. The shrimp and scallops are also sautéed with herbs, tomatoes, white wine, and more.

    Get the Recipe @ dishingdelish

    25. Shrimp and Scallops a la Mexicana

    Last but certainly not least is this shrimp and scallops a la Mexicana recipe. It uses ingredients that are red, green, and white – just like the Mexican flag! The fresh chiles, white onions, and tomatoes bring the dish together and help make it a la Mexicana!

    Get the Recipe @ pinaenlacocina

    Mmm, so many great recipes to try! The next time you’re near the seafood section at the grocery store, pick up a pound or two of scallops and try some of these great recipes.

    Bookmark or pin this great collection so you always know where to find it. And be sure to subscribe to the GypsyPlate mailing list, we’re always sending new recipes your way!

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    The 25 BEST Ways to Cook Scallops

    If you're looking for some new Scallop Recipes, you're in the right place! This great collection of recipes are all easy and delicious. For starters, try these fried scallops:


    • 1lb sea scallops
    • 2 beaten eggs
    • 1 cup bread crumbs
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Heat oil in a skillet to 350 degrees.
    2. Put breadcrumbs on a plate and season with salt and pepper.
    3. Roll scallops in breadcrumbs , then dredge in egg, then again roll in breadcrumbs.
    4. Fry scallops 2-3 minutes until golden brown. If necessary, cook in batches, do not overcrowd.
    5. Remove to paper towel lined plate before serving.


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