Best scallop recipes

When it comes to produce, scallops are some of the best Britain has to offer. Our collection details their versatility, serving them raw in ceviche and with oysters, in risottos, or seared with pea and mint

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

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 recipe is fresh and a great starter for two.

BBQ scallops

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.

Valentine Warner's 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

Scallop ceviche

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.

Oyster and scallop tartare

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

Prosciutto-wrapped scallops with lemon and parsley butter

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.

Open-top pork and scallop dumplings

Treat your guests to this 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 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

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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