Rinse scallops in cold water; drain. Arrange scallops in a single layer in a 12- x 8- x 2-inch baking dish; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add garlic; cook over low heat 5 minutes. Pour butter mixture over scallops, stirring to coat well.
Broil scallops 4 inches from heating element 2 minutes; stir well. Broil an additional 2 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika, and serve.