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...
Scallops in the shell recipes
Want a simple scallop recipe to serve as a starter? This recipe for baked-in-the-shell queenie scallops is impressive and luxurious.
These grilled scallops are super easy to make, low in calories and look impressive. Served with a vibrant Vietnamese herb sauce, this recipe is fresh and a great starter for two.
Check out our easy barbecue 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.
This classic recipe from Valentine Warner for sweet scallops in a bubbling cheese sauce makes for an indulgent starter or lighter meal for two.
Scallop starter recipes
Try this recipe for 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.
Combine oysters and scallops in this refreshing tartare recipe to serve as a smart canapé or starter.
This is a simple but stylish starter and one of our best scallop recipes, perfect for a dinner party. If your fishmonger sells scallops in shells, use the shell to serve. Give them a good scrub, then sterilise in a hot oven for 10 minutes.
Treat your guests to this impressive appetiser of light wanton dumplings filled with scallops and pork mince in an oyster sauce.
This makes a really quick but impressive looking 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
Our impressive seafood risotto recipe includes prawns and scallops for a rich entertaining idea for seafood lovers. Check out more risotto recipes here...
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.