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.

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    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.
  • Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce
    Oxmoor House

    Scallops with Lemon-Basil Sauce

    Look for dry-packed sea scallops at your local seafood market. They haven't been soaked in a liquid solution, which increases their weight and sodium content.

  • Cajun Scallops
    Photo: Karry Hosford

    Cajun Scallops

    If you like spicy foods, then this Cajun dish is for you. If you don't want the scallops to be too spicy use less hot sauce.
  • 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.
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    Quentin Bacon

    Pan-seared Scallops with Summer Succotash

    An elegant yet easy summertime meal, pan-seared scallops are always a winner. Serve scallops over a beautiful bed of corn and edamame succotash.

  • Seared Scallops with Farmers' Market Salad
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Hagen Stegall

    Seared Scallops with Farmers' Market Salad

    This five-ingredient meal comes together quickly and easily, with the help of some fresh farmers' market produce.
  • Sauteed Scallops with Parsley and Garlic

    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.
  • Seared Scallops with Warm Fruit Salsa
    Photo: Oxmoor House

    Seared Scallops with Warm Fruit Salsa

    A hot skillet is key to a deep golden sear on the scallops. Prepare the Warm Fruit Salsa in the same skillet as the scallops for an easy one-pan cleanup. Jasmine rice rounds out the meal.

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    Seared Scallops with Snap Peas and Pancetta

    Sauteed snap peas, pancetta, and shallots make a speedy but sophisticated accompaniment to seared scallops.

  • Scallops with Capers and Tomatoes
    Photo: 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.
  • Seared Scallops with Warm Tuscan Beans
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Seared Scallops with Tuscan Beans

    This protein-packed Mediterranean-inspired plate 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.
  • 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.
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