Learn how to grill scallops with this tasty, quick recipe. You can use a gas or charcoal grill to make these grilled scallops. Serve with pasta, risotto or over a salad for a healthy meal.

EatingWell.com, September 2021


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to high heat (450°F to 500°F). Combine butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High until the butter melts, about 30 seconds. Stir to blend the ingredients; set aside.

  • Pat scallops dry with a paper towel. Gently toss together the scallops and oil in a medium bowl until evenly coated. Place the scallops on oiled grill grate; grill, uncovered, until grill marks appear and the scallops are just opaque in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

  • Divide arugula among 4 plates; top with the scallops and drizzle evenly with the butter mixture.

Nutrition Facts

about 3 scallops
169 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 335mg; carbohydrates 6g; protein 14g; sugars 1g; niacin equivalents 1mg; saturated fat 4g; vitamin a iu 764IU; potassium 339mg.