It’s scallop season here in the south and we’re ready! If you’re not diving for your own, don’t worry, Publix has you covered. Our seafood department has a variety of scallop options available. Scallops are a popular seafood item because of their soft texture and sweet flavor.

Preparing Scallops at Home

Scallops can be baked, grilled, sautéed or broiled. Many are intimidated to cook these mollusks due to their delicate texture and short cooking time. Overcooking will create a rubbery texture, but we’re here to help you avoid that! Try these tips when serving your next seafood dish.

Sauté: Heat large sauté pan on medium. Season scallops with preferred seasoning. Melt 5 tablespoons garlic/herb butter in pan; add scallops. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until firm and opaque. For a mouthwatering recipe, make our Teriyaki Scallops.

Broil: Heat oven to broil. Season scallops with preferred seasoning and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Place in single layer on baking sheet; broil 4 to 6 minutes until opaque and firm. Want some recipe inspiration? Try Crouton-Crusted Scallops.

Grilled: Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high. Thread scallops onto skewers. Sprinkle with seasoning, then coat with olive oil or cooking spray. Grill skewers 2 to 3 minutes on each side until grill-marked and scallops are opaque and firm. Try our Peach and Scallop Skewer recipe for a unique flavor explosion.

Baked: Heat oven to 375 F. Coat baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Season scallops. Bake 12 to15 minutes or until scallops are opaque and firm. For a delicious recipe try our Baked Scallop Scampi.

 

Must Try Recipes

Our Aprons team has created dozens of recipes to fit your fancy. We’ve curated a few of our favorite scallop recipes that we know you’ll love.

Scallops with vanilla almond cream sauce

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Want to enjoy cooked scallops without the work? Try one of our Seafood Cook-in Bag Meals. These bags are great because each meal is portioned for one person and all you need to do it place the bag in the oven for 11 to 20 minutes for a delicious dinner!

 

 

Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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