Scallops are highly prized food item obtained from a marine bivalve mollusk. Here are a few delicious and easy-to-make scallop recipes.

Pan-seared Scallops

Here is a recipe to make delicious scallops in an easy and simple way.

» Clean and dry around 10 scallops in a paper towel.
» Marinate the scallops with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Add herbs if required.
» In a thick-bottomed pan, melt butter over low to medium high heat.
» Place the scallops in the pan and sear them until one side is golden brown.
» Now turn them over to the other side and cook until this side also turns brown.
» Serve it hot with sauce or ketchup.

Barbecued/Grilled Scallops With Slices of Bacon

Ingredients

⇒ 24 scallops (shelled and cleaned)
⇒ 12 slices of bacon (rind removed)
⇒ Juice of 2 lemons
⇒ 2 ounces of unsalted butter (melted)
⇒ 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
⇒ Black pepper to taste

» In a bowl, mix lemon juice, pepper, parsley, and melted butter. Marinate the scallops in this mixture.
» Cut the bacon width-wise and wrap each scallop in it.
» Thread this onto a skewer.
» Place the skewer over the hot coals for 5 minutes, turning each side once in a while or until the bacon is crisp and golden brown.
» You can baste the skewer with remaining butter mixture.
» Once done, transfer the skewer on to a serving platter and drizzle the remaining butter mixture.
» Serve hot with any sauce or ketchup.

Baked Scallops

Ingredients

⇒ 1 clove of garlic minced
⇒ 2 pounds of Scallops ( Cleaned and drained)
⇒ ½ to 1 cup dry breadcrumb
⇒ ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
⇒ 5 tablespoons melted butter
⇒ 1 teaspoon each of onion and garlic powder
⇒ ½ teaspoon each paprika (pepper of your choice) and dried parsley

» Line a casserole with melted butter.
» Arrange the cleaned scallops evenly on it.
» In a bowl, mix breadcrumbs, the onion and garlic powders, parsley, garlic, and Parmesan cheese.
» Sprinkle this mixture over the scallops.
» Place the casserole in an oven preheated to 350ºF for about 15 - 20 minutes or until the scallops are firm and the top layer is golden brown.