Queen Scallops with Garlic Butter

Queen Scallops with Garlic Butter

  • Serves: 3-4
  • Duration: 10 mins

For a scallops in shell garlic butter recipe that will not look out of place at an elegant dinner. Quickly grilled with fragrant garlic butter to enhance their fresh taste makes this a must-try queen scallops recipe.


  • 500g Queen Scallops on Shells
  • Olive oil
  • 2-3 stalks parsley (chopped)
  • 1 lemon (cut in wedges)

Garlic butter:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 shallot
  • 60g butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. To make the butter, place all the ingredients up to and including the butter into a food processor.
  2. Blend to a smooth consistency, season with lemon juice, salt and pepper and set aside
  3. Preheat the grill to a high temperature.
  4. Rinse the scallops under cold water and gently slide a knife under the scallop meat to remove the scallops from their shells.
  5. Pat dry both shell and scallop with kitchen paper. Drizzle a little oil into the shells. Place the scallops back into their shells and dot the garlic butter over the scallops and cook under the grill for 2-3 minutes. Or cook in a preheated oven at 230°C/Fan 210°C/Gas 8 for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve immediately with lemon and french bread.


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