Scallop Recipes

Impress Just About Anyone's Taste Buds With These Scallop Recipes

Scallops are extremely popular and delectable seafood items. This article will give you information about some sumptuous recipes.
Scallops are used in various cuisines, all over the world. Nowadays, they are caught by means of scuba diving. This is gaining popularity because, they fetch a better price as compared to the ones that are obtained by traditional methods. These popular variety of shellfish can be cooked in a number of ways, in accordance with different types of cuisines.

With Prawns

Ingredients
  • Uncooked King Prawns, 1.10 lbs.
  • Scallops, 1.33 lbs.
  • Olive Oil, 1 tbsp.
  • Garlic Clove, 3 (crushed)
  • Lemon Juice, 3 tsp.
  • Dry White Wine, 4 tbsp.
  • Cream, 1 cup
  • Dill, 1 tbsp.
  • Asparagus, 1.10 lbs.
  • Sugar Snap Pea, 0.45 lb. (trimmed)
  • Fish Stock Granules, 1 tsp.
  • Fresh Parsley, 2 tbsp. (finely chopped)
Preparation:
Take a bowl and roughly mix the prawns and scallops in it. Add some oil and garlic as well. Use a BBQ to cook the seafood. Once cooked, remove from heat and keep it covered. Next, you can either boil or steam the asparagus along with the peas, till they become tender. Once done, drain and keep it covered.

Take a pan and add some juice and wine to it. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat. Now, add the cream, dill, stock, and parsley. Boil this mixture again. Cook the preparation and keep it uncovered during the process. Serve it with grilled vegetables. You can even garnish it with some slices of lemon and dill. The remaining parsley can be sprinkled on top.

With Mayonnaise

Ingredients:
  • Black Pepper, ½ tsp. (freshly ground)
  • Green Onions / Scallions, ¼ cup (chopped)
  • Large Scallop Shells, 12
  • Large Sea Scallops, 24 (should be cut horizontally in half)
  • Hot Mayonnaise, 1½ cups
  • Salt, ½ tsp.
Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 400° F. Meanwhile, ensure that the mayonnaise is hot and prepared; ready to be used. Place these scallop shells on a baking sheet. At the same time, use some salt and pepper to season both sides of the scallops. Place 2 scallops on each shell. Spread 2 tbsp. of mayonnaise over them. Place this on the top rack of the oven. Wait till the mayonnaise turns golden brown. This could take around 10 minutes. Use some green onions as garnish. Serve it hot.

Grilled Scallop

Ingredients:
  • Butter or Margarine, ¾ cup
  • Sea Scallops, 1½ lbs.
  • Fresh Parsley, ⅓ cup (chopped)
  • Onions, ⅔ cup (chopped)
  • Garlic Cloves, 3 (chopped)
  • Fresh Lemon Juice, ¼ cup
  • Salt, 1 pinch
Preparation:
Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat. Take a saucepan and melt some butter in it. Now, cook some onions along with garlic in it, till they become tender. Sauté for 5 minutes. Then, remove from heat and add lemon juice with a pinch of salt.

Meanwhile, take a large bowl and place some scallops in it. Use some butter mixture and toss them in it. Let it rest for 2 minutes. You can use a wire grill basket or simply thread the scallops onto the skewers. This will help you to cook it on the preheated grill. Cook each side for 4 - 5 minutes so that they get cooked evenly. Now, put the butter mixture back into the saucepan. Boil the same and once done, reduce the heat to a low setting. Take the grilled scallop and toss it in this mixture. Serve it hot.

These recipes are easy to prepare and taste delicious. Use them to add variety to your culinary skills.