Sweet and tender scallops are a great choice for the grill and can be served with a variety of sauces as well as in seafood salads.
Grilled Scallop Scampi Kebabs with Arugula and Herb Salad
Loads of flavor come from a simple combo of olive oil, garlic, and reduced white wine that serves as both a basting liquid and a dressing for the herbaceous salad.
Grilled Scallops with Honeydew-Avocado SalsaTo go with grilled scallops, Marcia Kiesel creates her own version of salsa verde by combining sweet honeydew and buttery avocado in a fruit salsa (yes, avocado is a fruit). The salsa is what wine geeks call "round in flavor," meaning it's not too tart or tangy, and it would be excellent with an equally "round" oaked California Chardonnay.
Grilled Sweet-and-Sour ScallopsMarinate scallops for about 30 minutes in a mixture of rice wine and fresh ginger, then baste them in a sweet soy sauce mixture for a flavorful Asian-style grilled scallop entrée.
Grilled Scallop KabobsGrab the skewers, fire up the grill, and enjoy these easy and delicious kabobs, great for any night of the week. Round out the meal with grilled pita wedges and deli tabbouleh salad.
Spinach and Scallop SaladMake your salad Mediterranean by serving grilled scallops over a bed of fresh spinach tossed in lemon vinaigrette, and topping with a savory mixture of pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes.
Seafood KebabsEveryone loves a good kebab. The trick for great ones is to make sure meat and vegetables are cut into equal-size pieces before skewering so that everything has a chance to cook evenly.
Diver Scallops Grilled on RosemaryAdd extra flavor to scallops by using rosemary sprigs as skewers.
Grilled Scallops with Lemon-Chickpea SaladChickpeas add both texture and a nutty flavor to this lemony grilled scallop-spinach salad.
Grilled Scallop SaladGrill scallops and cucumber for tasty toppings on this summer salad.
Seared Scallops with Prosciutto BitsA bottled Italian dressing based on oil, vinegar, and spices makes a fine marinade for many kinds of seafood and poultry. Thaw frozen scallops overnight in the refrigerator. If you are really in a hurry, run cold water (not warm or hot) over them while they are in a bowl in the sink.
Scallops with Roasted Pepper Butter SauceServe the tender grilled scallops over a rich sauce of roasted red peppers, white wine and butter for an elegant seafood dinner.