Easy Scallop Dishes in 15 Minutes

Serve up fresh scallops in minutes. Seared, sautéed, or pan-roasted, these easy and healthy recipes all make great additions to your weeknight dinner rotation.

  • Pan-Roasted Scallops with Sesame Sauce
    Photo: Yunhee Kim

    Pan-Roasted Scallops with Sesame Sauce

    These Asian-influenced scallops cook in less than 6 minutes. Serve with white rice and a side of edamame for a healthy, well-balanced meal.

    Recipe: Pan-Roasted Scallops with Sesame Sauce

  • Cajun Scallops
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Cajun Scallops

    If you like spicy foods, then this Cajun scallop dish is for you. Cajun seasoning and hot sauce give the dish its heat, while sautéed red onion adds bite.

    Recipe: Cajun Scallops

  • Lemon-Shallot Scallops
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Lemon-Shallot Scallops

    This simple scallop dish makes for an easy, yet elegant, weeknight dinner.  If you don't have shallots on hand, substitute the white portion of a green onion for a similar flavor. Serve scallops on top of either pasta or mixed greens for quick, healthy meal.

    Recipe: Lemon-Shallot Scallops

  • Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic
    Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

    Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic

    The sauce adds a wonderful buttery flavor to these scallops. Cook some rice while you're sautéing the scallops to round out the meal.

    Recipe: Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic

  • Scallops with Capers and Tomatoes
    Oxmoor House

    Scallops with Capers and Tomatoes

    Pungent capers and diced tomatoes pair well with seared scallops for a fresh dinner. Serve over angel hair pasta to complete your meal.

    Recipe: Scallops with Capers and Tomatoes

  • Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans
    Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans

    This protein-packed, Mediterranean-inspired scallops dish is healthy, delicious, and hearty. You will definitely want the grilled garlic bread that the recipe calls for to soak up any extra sauce you may have left.

    Recipe: Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans

  • Cornmeal-Crusted Scallops with Mint Chimichurri
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Cornmeal-Crusted Scallops with Mint Chimichurri

    Don't let the chimichurri fool you. It only sounds exotic, but it's essentially a simple herb sauce. In this version of the sauce, mint is used for a more delicate flavor balance with the sweet, tender scallops.

    Recipe: Cornmeal-Crusted Scallops with Mint Chimichurri

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