14 ways with scallops

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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
By Janine Ratcliffe

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

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Scallops in the shell recipes

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Oyster and scallop tartare

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

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.

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.

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...

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.

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