Baked Sea Scallops

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Delicious baked sea scallops with butter and garlic. So simple to make, yet incredibly amazing. You’ll be stunned by the results! Learn how to make Seared Scallops with a perfectly golden-brown crust, just like at the restaurant! They’re incredibly simple to make at home and sure to impress all your dinner guests.

baked sea scallops recipe

Seared scallops are surprisingly easy to make. I always keep a bag of them in my freezer. When I don’t feel like making baked scallops, it’s easy to defrost them overnight, then quickly pan-fry them in some butter.

Let’s start with the ingredients you will need.

How to make baked sea scallops

Baked sea scallops are incredibly delicious! The secret to creating this dish is to use the freshest scallops you can find. If you can’t find fresh scallops from your local seafood market, frozen ones will work as well.

Fresh sea scallops

Fresh bay scallops

Fresh Lemon

The juice from freshly squeezed lemons

Garlic Salt

garlic salt

Black Pepper

Fresh ground pepper

Parsley Flakes

Fresh parsley flakes. You can also use dry parsley flakes if you don't have access to the fresh variety


This recipe is very simple to make. The success of the dish is largely dependent on the freshness of your ingredients. Also, be careful not to overcook the scallops. This will result in tough or chewy scallops, which we don’t want!


  • 2 pounds of fresh sea scallops
  • 1 lemon
  • Garlic salt
  • Black pepper
  • Parsley flakes


  • Preheat oven to 325º
  • Place scallops on a baking dish, side by side
  • On top of each scallop, place a thin slice of butter
  • Lightly sprinkle the top of each scallop with the following ingredients:
    • A little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • Garlic salt
    • Pepper
    • Parsley
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly firm and golden brown.

What to serve with scallops

Scallops are an incredible delicacy brought to us by the sea. The subtleness of the sea scallop can be overpowered, so be careful with choosing side dishes with bold flavors

Since scallops aren’t extremely hearty, you’ll want to pair them with salads, veggies, potatoes, or pasta.

Again, be careful about pairing scallops with bold flavors. You want them to shine, not be overshadowed by the side dish selection

Here are some great side dishes to pair with your tasty sea scallops!

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