Garlic and Butter Grilled Scallops

This tasty seafood dinner is low fat, quick to prepare, and full of flavor. Since scallops cook so quickly, you can easily add these into your weekday meal plan!

My hubby loves anything seafood! Seriously, anything from salmon, shrimp, and crab….to scallops, octopus, and scallops. If it came from the sea, chances are he is a fan. Me, well, I am the complete opposite. Other than salmon, I don’t really care for anything seafood related. I would call myself more of a chicken fan, haha!

Last weekend, we both were in the mood to grill something for dinner, but since it was just about dinnertime and we hadn’t thawed anything, we went up to our grocery store to browse the selection. My hubby immediately was drawn to the seafood and chose scallops. My kids are huge seafood fans as well, so he knew I would be outnumbered. We also picked up a salmon filet for me and headed up.

Using our cast iron skillet, he whipped these scallops up in no time and let me tell you, I was impressed. After one bite, I immediately changed my view of seafood. Am I adventurous now? Nope! But I can proudly say I have added scallops to my list of approved seafood. The garlic and butter really enhanced the flavor and these were incredibly tender!

I ended up eating more of these than my salmon filet, which is big for me! Not only did I enjoy them, but all three of my kiddos did as well. They were popping them into their mouths as though they were chicken nuggets, lol!!

These are quite quick to prepare, you can grill them or cook them over the stove, and they are incredibly flavorful!


Garlic and Butter Grilled Scallops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A flavorful, tender, seafood dish that is quick to prepare and a favorite with all!!

Servings: 4
Author: The Cookin' Chicks
  • 1 lb scallops, fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Rinse scallops and thaw if frozen.

  2. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

  3. Add in the garlic and allow to cook for 1 minute.

  4. Add in the scallops to the skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes, or until slightly golden brown. 

  5. Remove from heat and serve!

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