Air-Fryer Scallops

Air-Fryer Scallops

1 Review
From:, January 2019

A quick and impressive dinner, scallops turn succulent and tender in the air fryer. The lemon-herb sauce is the perfect way to bring zest to each bite. Be sure to cook the scallops to temperature. They may not brown in the fryer, so don't wait for a golden crust to tell you they're ready.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 8 large (1-oz.) sea scallops, cleaned and patted very dry
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Cooking spray
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons very finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons capers, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic


  • Prep

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  1. Sprinkle scallops with pepper and salt. Coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray. Place scallops in the basket and coat them with cooking spray. Place the basket in the fryer. Cook the scallops at 400°F until they reach an internal temperature of 120°F, about 6 minutes.
  2. Combine oil, parsley, capers, lemon zest and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle over the scallops.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 4 scallops
  • Per serving: 348 calories; 30 g fat(4 g sat); 0 g fiber; 5 g carbohydrates; 14 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 27 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 325 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 16 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 660 mg sodium; 260 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 5½ fat, 2 lean protein

Reviews 1

September 19, 2019
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By: Ally Sorrells
I never would have thought to put scallops in the air-fryer, but I will never cook them any other way. Super easy recipe to follow that has a fresh and delicious dinner on the table in no time!
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