These easy baked scallops have a delightful balance of crunchy, golden-brown topping and tender, sweet scallops. They feel decadent like scallops should, thanks to the tasty lemon-butter sauce. Look for uniform scallops; if they're particularly large, you might need to bake them for more than 10 minutes.

Karen Rankin
Source:, October 2019


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish with 1 tablespoon oil. Pat scallops dry; arrange in a single layer in the dish. Sprinkle the scallops evenly with salt and pepper.

  • Whisk melted butter, lemon juice and shallot in a small bowl; pour over the scallops.

  • In the same bowl, combine panko, Parmesan, parsley and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the scallops.

  • Bake until the scallops are opaque and the topping is golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve hot.


Tip: We prefer “dry” sea scallops because they aren't treated with STP (sodium tripolyphosphate). The untreated scallops are more flavorful and have a better texture.

Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 17g; carbohydrates 13g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 1g; fat 18g; saturated fat 6g; calcium 57mg; potassium 282mg; sodium 407mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
so delicious and so easy! served over linguine with mushroom, herbs and alfredo sauce Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was easy and delicious ??. I made spinach orzo with it. This will become a weeknight staple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband and I loved this dish and so easy to make! I subbed garlic for the shallot then put it under the broiler for the last minute of cooking. Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really enjoyed this recipe! Made it with shrimp as one reviewer suggested. Next time would add major garlic to the recipe! Easy to put together and 15" Is the perfect bake time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delish. My boyfriend and I made this together with a side of garlic pasta and broccoli. It was easy. And the taste....perfection. Read More