Cedar Plank Scallops

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + soaking Grill: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 22, 2022
The fishmonger at our local farmers market inspired me to try my hand at scallops cooked on a cedar plank. After a little experimenting, I was proud to serve this dish to friends. —Robert Halpert, Newburyport, Massachusetts
Cedar Plank Scallops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cedar grilling planks
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 12 sea scallops (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  1. Soak planks in water at least 1 hour. In a large bowl, whisk wine, oil, basil, thyme and lime juice. Add scallops; gently toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Place planks on grill rack over direct medium heat. Cover and heat until light to medium smoke comes from the plank and the wood begins to crackle, 4-5 minutes. (This indicates the plank is ready.) Turn plank over and place on indirect heat. Drain scallops, discarding marinade. Place scallops on plank. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat until firm and opaque, 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

3 scallops: 142 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 667mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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