Scallops Recipe with Vietnamese Sauce

16 ways with scallops

  • Easy

Make the most of the versatility of this shellfish, serving raw in ceviche, barbecued with a Vietnamese herb sauce, or seared with pea and mint purée


Looking for scallop recipes? Scallops make an easy starter to serve at a dinner party, plus the shells add a pretty touch to impress your guests. As well as recipes for scallops in their shell, we have some seafood risotto ideas and much more…



  • Use sea scallops, bay scallops and queenies for these recipes

Scallops in the shell recipes

Grilled scallops with ’nduja butter

Start Christmas dinner with a bang and serve these flavour-packed, spicy scallops in their shells.

Grilled Scallops Recipe with ’Nduja Butter

Queen scallops with sauternes butter

Try this buttery scallop recipe from littlefrench, an intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol serving sumptuous regional French recipes.

Queen Scallops Recipe with Sauternes Butter Sauce

Scallop shell pies

We serve these pretty pies in their original scallop shell and top with flaky puff pastry, a perfect way to impress guests.

Scallop Pie Recipe

Scallop, celeriac and shiitake

Make the most of scallops in this seafood starter from Jackson Boxer at his Hebrides-inspired Notting Hill restaurant, Orasay. Here's how to make it at home for your next dinner party.

Scallops Recipe with Celeriac and Mushrooms

Queenie scallops baked in the shell

Want a simple scallop recipe to serve as a starter? This recipe for baked-in-the-shell queenie scallops is impressive and luxurious.

Baked Scallops in Shell Recipe with Cheese

Scallops with Vietnamese herb sauce

These grilled scallops are super easy to make, low in calories and look impressive. Served with a vibrant Vietnamese herb sauce, this scallop recipe is super fresh and a great starter for two.

Scallops with Vietnamese herb sauce

BBQ scallops

Check out our easy scallop recipe, perfect for a quick yet impressive dinner party starter. You’ll need to get scallops in shells from a fishmonger – ask them to clean them for you and keep the shells for cooking. If you’re grilling, use little beds of coarse salt to keep the scallops level.

BBQ Scallops in Shell Recipe

Scallops Mornay

This classic recipe from Valentine Warner for sweet scallops in a bubbling cheese sauce makes for an indulgent starter or lighter meal for two.

Scallops Mornay Recipe

Scallop starter recipes

Seared scallops with brown butter and cauli 'risotto'

This recipe for seared scallops with brown butter and cauli 'risotto' makes a great gluten-free starter that feels really indulgent.

Seared Scallops With Brown Butter And Cauliflower 'Risotto'

Scallop ceviche

Try fresh scallops marinated in lime juice. Originating from South America, ceviche is an easy recipe to make at home. Serve as an appetiser or smart supper for two.

Scallop Ceviche Recipe

Oyster and scallop tartare

Combine oysters and scallops in this refreshing tartare to serve as a smart canapé or starter.

Oyster Tartare and Scallop Recipe

Scallops with butternut purée and sage butter

This recipe for scallops with butternut purée and sage butter makes for an easy but impressive starter. You can thank us later.

Scallops Recipe with Butternut Squash Purée

Open-top pork and scallop dumplings

Treat your guests to our impressive appetiser of light wanton dumplings filled with scallops and pork mince in an oyster sauce.

Scallop Dumpling Recipe with Pork

Scallops with pea and mint purée

This makes a really quick but impressive starter – and it must be one of the best scallop recipes we have! The pea purée is quite soft, so it doubles up as a sauce. You can make the pea purée before your guests arrive and then the scallops, which are flavoured with only a little cumin and salt, take just minutes to cook.

Scallop main course ideas

Scallop and prawn risotto

Our impressive seafood risotto recipe includes prawns and scallops for a rich entertaining idea for seafood lovers. Check out more risotto recipes here...

Prawn Risotto Recipe with Scallops

Scallops with charred leeks and basil

Cook scallops for a special meal for two. Just five ingredients; leeks, scallops, oil, basil and cherry tomatoes and it takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

Pan Fried Scallops Recipe with Charred Leeks