Sauteed Scallops

With just a little butter or olive oil, sauteed scallops make a sweet seafood delicacy. These easy recipes for sauteed scallops include smooth pan sauces made with white wine, cream, and compound butters.

See Popular Sauteed Scallops Recipes

Scallops with Roasted Cauliflower and Raisins

Food & Wine

Chef Payton Curry drizzles deliciously caramelized cauliflower with vinaigrette, then tops the dish with meaty scallops.

Total: 1 hr

Seared Scallops with Bacon-Braised Chard

Food & Wine

"When you learn how to cook scallops with a crisp golden crust, they're just so good," says Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard. To help brown the scallops, she adds butter to the pan halfway through cooking. The butter and bacon that flavor the colorful chard make the dish nicely rich.

Total: 1 hr

Pan-Seared Scallops

Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet scallops are given a Cajun-flavored crust, then tossed with balsamic-vinegar-dressed spinach and crisp-cooked bacon in no time flat for a dish that's both homey and elegant.

Total: 20 mins

Herbed Scallops with Couscous

Family Circle

If you crave seafood in the middle of the week, try this 30-minute recipe. It takes little time to saute the seasoned scallops in butter and olive oil and to prepare the tomato-flavored couscous mix.

Hoisin-Glazed Scallops with Spinach & Cilantro

Fine Cooking Magazine

For the best results, use "dry" scallops rather than "wet" scallops, which have been soaked in a sodium solution that prevents them from browning well.

Pasta with Scallops and Fresh Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

In just 30 minutes, you can cook the pasta, stir-fry the veggies, cook the scallops in wine, and toss it all together to produce this superb dish.

Total: 30 mins

Seared Scallops in Garlic Butter

Better Homes and Gardens

This low-fat seafood dinner is easy to prepare, yet very elegant. Scallops cook quickly, making them ideal for busy weeknights.

Total: 20 mins

Spring Veggies and Scallops

Better Homes and Gardens

Creamy-lime dressing tops this make-ahead dish that's elegant enough for entertaining.

Scallops And Walnut Pesto Over Cappellini

Family Circle

This company dinner can be ready in 20 minutes. Sea scallops are sauteed in butter and finished with a splash of white wine before being tossed with the pasta and walnut and Parmesan pesto.

Scallops with Pea Pods and Corn

Better Homes and Gardens

Miniature ears of corn, crisp-tender pea pods, and cherry tomatoes make scallops a tantalizing meal, perfect for both quick family fare and easy entertaining.

Scallops and Shrimp with Linguine

Better Homes and Gardens

Not one but two shellfish favorites make this simple pasta dish a surefire winner.

Total: 35 mins

Shanghai Shrimp and Scallop Stir-Fry

Better Homes and Gardens

Crushed red pepper adds zip to the sweet and sharp flavors of this seafood stir-fry. Add more red pepper if you like it hot, or omit it entirely for a milder taste.

Scallops with Orange and Honey

Heart-Healthy Living

Tropical Seviche

Fitness

Citrus, mango, and mint add a fresh flavor to the the scallops in this hearty appetizer. Or you could increase the portion and make it a meal.

Total: 35 mins
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