Simple Herbed Scallops Recipe
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Simple Herbed Scallops Recipe

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Living in Kansas, fresh seafood can be hard to come by. Luckily, frozen scallops aren't. This dish offers coastal flavor to those of us in the Midwest. —Sarah Befort, Hays, Kansas
Recommended: 52 Date Night Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/2 to 3/4 pound sea scallops
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh chives or 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon or 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 260 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 754mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place scallops in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Mix 2 tablespoons melted butter, lemon juice, herbs, garlic salt and pepper; drizzle over scallops.
  2. Mix bread crumbs with remaining melted butter; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, until scallops are firm and opaque, 20-25 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Simple Herbed Scallops in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p213

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 265331
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2017

"This was a very flavorful and easy way to make scallops. I loved the texture of the breadcrumbs on top! I'll definitely make this recipe again."

Beema User ID: 446601 264629
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2017

"Wow, this recipe has been republished several times, I see, so it must be a favorite with the editors and now I am a fan, too. Other reviewers added shrimp to the mix, so I followed their advice and did the same.. I did use the tarragon, used Panko style bread crumbs, and sprinkled just a bit of curry powder over the whole thing. I love the idea of getting a bit of a crusty top. This Volunteer Field Editor is happy to give this five stars."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 150794
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"Simple to make and full of flavor. Will be making this again soon!!"

catlovesbooks User ID: 4808399 84972
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I omitted the tarragon but added frozen shrimp. This recipe is so simple and delicious. My entire family enjoys this and looks forward to having it again and again!"

catlovesbooks User ID: 4808399 156499
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I added salad sized shrimp to this recipe and omitted the tarragon. Such a delicious recipe. I am looking forward to making it again!"

TNeifert User ID: 1302208 137185
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"These were very tasty and quick to make. The whole family enjoyed them."

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