How To Cook Scallops

ScallopsLearn how to cook scallops by using one of the many easy scallop recipes listed on this site.

Scallops are not only delicious, but are a healthy seafood high in nutrition. There are a wide variety of scallops, ranging all the way  from the tiny, tender bay scallops to their larger and  less tender cousins, the deep sea scallop.

The entire portion of the  scallop that is located within the shell is edible,  (similiar to oysters and clams),  however in the  United States the abductor muscle  that holds the two shells together is usually what is eaten.

Scallops can be prepared in a wide variety of ways  including:

  • Pan Frying: Scallops can be pan seared  in oil or butter to obtain a crispy outer crust that  enhances their flavor.
  • Grilled: Grilling scallops is a great way to add a char smoked flavor without overpowering the taste of the scallops.
  • Broiled: Broiling scallops is a great alternative to grilling.
  • Baked: Scallops can be baked in a multitude of different recipes.


Scallops are a delicious seafood and whichever way you choose to cook them will probably please you. If you are not sure how to cook scallops, make sure to read some of the recipes listed here on this website.