Grilled Scallops Recipe

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Grilling scallops gives them a wonderful smoky flavor, and you can pair this recipe with any other preferred barbecue sides. In just a few minutes you will be rewarded with perfect grilled scallops.


  • Grape seed or canola oil for the grill
  • 20 large dry-packed sea scallops
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Lettuce, to serve
  • Vinaigrette, to serve


  • Skewers (pre-soak in warm water for about 45 minutes if wooden)


  1. Brush a coating of canola or grape seed oil on the grill grates to avoid getting them all messy when you start grilling, and also to avoid the scallops sticking to them.
  2. Pat the scallops with a paper towel to keep them dry, then thread them on skewers.
  3. Season with salt and pepper just before placing them on the heated grill grates.
  4. Allow the scallops to cook for about 4 minutes on one side to get the appetizing grill marks.
  5. Use a thin-edge spatula to flip the skewers and allow to cook just until the turn opaque.
  6. Glaze the scallops with oil at the last minute before removing from the heat.
  7. Top the lettuce with the scallops and drizzle your favorite vinaigrette on top.
  8. Serve immediately, and eat while still hot.