Tender, sweet scallops are a treat on the dinner table. Deceptively simple to prepare, scallops can pair with a host of flavors guaranteed to please.
You’ll find scallops at the store as either sea scallops or bay scallops, which are smaller. They have similar flavor, but keep in mind that preparation times will differ if you’re swapping one for another in a recipe.
Scallops only take a few minutes to cook, so keep a watchful eye on the stove. Cooking them with olive oil and salt and pepper is a wonderfully simple way to enjoy the natural sweet flavor (pair them with one of our brown rice recipes) and get dinner on the table fast.
Scallop recipes are great for any time of the year. You can find them fresh or frozen, which means you’re only a few minutes away from an elegant-looking dinner. We like to keep them on hand to serve with healthy side dishes or vibrant green vegetables.