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Broiled Scallops Recipe
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Broiled Scallops
Try these incredibly easy broiled scallops in a butter and lemon sauce. See more
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Broiled Scallops

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"My husband thinks these scallops are better than any we have found in any restaurant."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    13 mins


  1. Turn broiler on.
  2. Rinse scallop and place in a shallow baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic salt, melted butter or margarine and lemon juice.
  3. Broil 6 to 8 minutes or until scallops start to turn golden. Remove from oven and serve with extra melted butter or margarine on the side for dipping.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2003

The first time I made this I followed the recipe exactly, and it was excellent. The second time, however, it was OUT OF THIS WORLD making the following changes: Instead of broiling, melt the butter in a saucepan over med/high heat. Add the remaining ingredients (except the lemon) and sautee the scallops for approx two minutes on each side. Pour the scallops and the sauce over pilafed rice, squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top, and garnish with a little parsley and a tiny bit of paprika for color. My fiance says this is the best seafood recipe I have ever made!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 17, 2005

These were just okay. Sprinkle a little parsley and paprika over them. Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt as the salt will draw moisture out of the scallops. Would be better using sea scallops.

Dec 25, 2003

I have made this recipe over a dozen times. It's the best. One suggestion, mix the liquid ingredients all together and then brush on scallops. Then sprinkle with crushed black pepper and parmesan. It's great for a weekend meal as well as for company. thank you to the original subscriber!

May 15, 2003

Absolutely excellent! Only limited by the quality of scallops used. We used cheap-o Sam's frozen scallops because that is what we had on hand..similar to another reviewer, and they still turned out good. (I halved the garlic salt and added garlic powder as another reviewer recommended). My husband often eats scallops when we eat out, and can vouch for the great taste of this unassuming recipe. I rate it 5 for ease and he rates it 5 for taste. A winner!

May 15, 2003

Absolutely terrific recipe! The only change I made was that I heated the butter and added some smashed garlic (like a cream consistency) to the warm butter and then brushed the mixture over the scallops. It was just amazing and my boyfriend and I are going to make and eat them this way again tonight. Thanks very much!

Jan 03, 2008

This is absolutely delicious! It is a classic recipe that is simple to make. I will definitely be making it again. I did deviate from the recipe a bit as I used sea scallops instead of bay scallops (this requires tripling the butter and lemon, and broiling for about 10 mins). I also took the suggestion of brushing on the mixture before pouring it into the dish, and I sprinkled some chili powder on top before broiling. I was going for paprika, but the chili actually gave it some added spice, which turned out very well!

Jun 11, 2006

The only changes I made to the recipe was using Old Bay for the garlic salt & sprinkling just a bit more lemon juice on top before serving them. Very good & very easy...I actually think this rated higher than a four but not quite a five. I wasn't in the mood for pasta so I served these w/ a steamed artichoke (also dipped in the butter), lemon pepper zuchinni & sauteed mushrooms w/ white wine. Pinot Grigio went really well this meal.

Jan 20, 2004

For us, 1 tablespoon of garlic salt made the dish too salty. Tried it again and slightly warmed a minced clove of garlic (or more, depending on how many scallops) to the butter before sprinkling the top of the scallops with it. Topped it with the lemon juice and it was 100% better. This is also great sauteed with the above ingredients. I've also sauteed the scallops in just butter and lemon, adding white wine close to the end of cooking time. Yum!!


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  • Calories
  • 273 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 95 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 9.4 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 38.3 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 2232 mg
  • 89%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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