BBQ Scallops in Shell Recipe

BBQ scallops

  • serves 4 as a starter
  • Easy

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 recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • scallops 4 large, cleaned (keep the shells)
  • butter 4 tbsp
  • shallot ½, finely chopped
  • capers 2 tbsp, roughly chopped
  • lemon 1, juiced
  • flat-leaf parsley ½ a small bunch, finely chopped


  • Step 1

    Heat a barbecue or grill to medium-high. Put each scallop into a shell with 1 tbsp of butter and some seasoning.

  • Step 2

    Put onto the barbecue or under the grill for 5 minutes until lightly charred. Meanwhile, mix the shallot, capers, lemon juice and parsley, then spoon over the scallops and serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 136
  • Fat 12.6g
  • Saturates 7.9g
  • Carbs 1.5g
  • Sugars 0.4g
  • Fibre 0.5g
  • Protein 4g
  • Salt 0.9g