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Broiled Scallops

Broiled Scallops

Prep time: 5 minutes – Cook time: 8 minutes – Total time: 13 minutes – Servings: 3

There is nothing better than enjoying some delicious seafood with the sun kissing your skin next to the water. Seafood is most popular during the Summer months but can be enjoyed all year round right from the comfort of your own home. Scallops are similar to a clam that come from a shell and harvested worldwide for their amazing ability to be enjoyed in so many different ways.

Broiled Scallops

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Broiled Scallops

What sauce pairs well with Broiled Scallops?

Melt extra butter or margarine to dip your scallops in. You can also use seafood seasoning such as Old Bay Seasoning or use Apple Cider Vinegar for more of a tang. Another great sauce would be any type of Tomato or Alfredo sauce with its rich and creamy texture. Alfredo and Tomato sauce works best if adding to pasta and the melted butter works perfectly if enjoying Broiled Scallops by themselves.

Broiled Scallops

Can you Reheat Broiled Scallops?

As with most seafood dishes, they do not reheat very well. If you overcook them the texture will become rubbery and tough. The best way is to heat up a skillet with melted butter and sear on each side for 20-30 seconds.

Does it matter if they are frozen?

If you have ever done a taste test, fresh always wins. That does not mean frozen isn’t delicious too! A lot of seafood is farm-raised to ensure they can produce the quantity people are looking for. Whether it is frozen or fresh your best option is to look for anything that says “Wild Caught”. Most of the time they are larger and taste so much better. 

Whether you are enjoying your Broiled Scallops for dinner or a fancy brunch on the weekend, they are super quick and easy to cook. The biggest thing to keep in mind is the time and temperature you are cooking them. Overcooking does cause the texture to become more rubbery and not as flaky. Most seafood has a pretty dull, ocean flavor so using your preferred seasoning or sauce will really spice it up. Turning it into your next favorite meal.

Ingredients for Broiled Scallops:

1 1/2 pounds bay scallops

1 tablespoon garlic salt

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons lemon juice

What do you need to make Broiled Scallops:

Broiled Scallops

How to make Broiled Scallops:

Step 1. The first thing to do is turn your oven to the broil setting. Let it preheat for a few minutes prior to cooking the scallops.

Step 2. Rinse scallops thoroughly. 

If they were frozen prior to cooking you must make sure they are completely thawed first. Broiling half-thawed seafood can result in parts not being fully cooked.

Step 3. Place scallops in a mixing bowl and toss with melted butter, garlic salt, and lemon juice till everything is fully combined.

Broiled Scallops

Step 4. Place seasoned scallops on a greased baking pan and broil for 6-8 minutes. 

Once you notice the top getting a golden brown color, flip them over to sear the other side. 

Step 5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Serve right away as the scallops tend to lose their heat pretty quickly.

Broiled Scallops

Enjoy!

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Broiled Scallops

Broiled Scallops

Broiled Scallops

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds bay scallops
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

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Instructions

  1. The first thing to do is turn your oven to the broil setting. Let it preheat for a few minutes prior to cooking the scallops.
  2. Rinse scallops thoroughly. 
    If they were frozen prior to cooking you must make sure they are completely thawed first. Broiling half-thawed seafood can result in parts not being fully cooked. 
  3. Place scallops in a mixing bowl and toss with melted butter, garlic salt, and lemon juice till everything is fully combined.
  4. Place seasoned scallops on a greased baking pan and broil for 6-8 minutes. 
    Once you notice the top getting a golden brown color, flip them over to sear the other side. 
  5. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.  
  6. Serve right away as the scallops tend to lose their heat pretty quickly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 326Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 3161mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 47g

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